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Multi-talented artist Miriam Chemmoss hails from East-Africa and spent her formative years between Tanzania and Kenya where she was steeped in a potent brew of her family’s diverse African, Middle-Eastern and European cultural roots.
As a teen, Miriam took part in theater and music programs in every school she attended - close to 10 schools- as a result of frequent relocation due to her father’s military career. It is this unusual background that would give Miriam the discipline and confidence to take part in both solo and choral competitions during national art festivals in Kenya.
In the late 90's, Miriam was awarded a full scholarship by Waldorf College, a liberal arts school in Forest City, Iowa. She studied Theater/Music and Media (Print, Electronic and Digital Media); which prepared her well for the performance arts scene in DC, where she would later move to in 2001 upon graduation.
In 2004, she moved to New York City to further her stage aspirations; honing her music performance skills as a member of “The Marvalletes Revue”, under the direction of original Marvallete, Pam Darden, in a revival of the Motown girl group. In 2005, she joined the legendary “Soukous Stars” band-experts at Congolese Rumba and winners of the 2004 International Reggae and World Music Awards.
In mid 2005, Miriam recorded "Love In Reverse" followed by her commercial single “RUDI” in late 2006. A Swahili love anthem which literally means, “come back”. “RUDI” is an enchanting classic that topped the charts and countdowns of several radio stations in urban markets all over the world: BBC Radio (UK), SARFM (New York), VOICE OF AMERICA (Washington, DC), Hot 96 FM, KISS FM amongst others.
Over the last two years, Miriam has recorded a new album and is currently planning her second, highly-anticipated release. Her music, much like her cultural heritage, is a fusion of many sounds; it beautifully blends Afro-pop, Reggae, R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul, Rumba and Soukous, giving her a wide musical audience.