KALA,is a singer-songwriter born in Kips Bay, Manhattan, was destined to be a performer from a young age. As a young girl she organized performances for her family and as she got older started singing in the NYC subway systems. It was here that she was then afforded the opportunity to perform in the infamous NYC venues The Shrine and the Nuyorican. KALA’s pseudonym, is derived from her Congolese last name, Kalambay, which means <insert>. Her music speaks to the beauty of nature, love, loss, and the emotional journey of becoming a young woman in today’s society. Through a unique blend of Congolese and universal pop music she expresses her vulnerabilities, inquisitiveness, and wanderlust for the world. KALA attended the Professional Performing Arts School where she majored in vocal and was coached by the same professionals as Britney Spears and Alicia Keys in Avery Fischer Hall. In early 2017, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter signed with Flow Records, a newly-formed, Congolese label based in Denver, CO, headed by David Kabeya.