Kamaliya :: From Russia With Love (and Plenty of Talent)
When I think of Russia, I think of Olga Korbet, Nureyev and Barishnkov, Chernobyl, communism and dissolution of the unification, and a not-so-gay friendly government.
The things I don't think of are pop music and pop stars. Well, the Russian-born pop star in-the-making Kamaliya is hoping most Americans don't think as I do. And, if the worldwide response to her current "Butterflies" music video is any indication, I am well on my way to becoming in the minority with my thinking. I mean 35-million viewers can't be wrong, now can they?
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.