Get to Know
Residency Dates
  • Oct 1st 2014 to Oct 20th 2014
Region
South Africa
Membership
OneBeat 2014

Kyla-Rose
Smith is a vocalist, musician and dancer from South Africa. As the violinist
and backing singer for Freshlyground, one of South Africa’s premiere Afropop
bands, she has toured extensively both locally and internationally. The group
has garnered many awards, including seven South African Music Awards (SAMA)
awards, an MTV Europe Award, and four METRO awards. Kyla was also one of the
recipients of the Glamour Woman of the Year Award in 2011. She is also the
co-founder of the Kolo Novo Movie Band, a seven-piece Cape Town-based Balkan
band, specializing in traditional music from Eastern Europe. Outside of her
musical projects, Kyla is an emerging multi-media artist with an eye toward
social engagement and community building. One of her many projects includes
Hear Be Dragons, a sound mapping project based in Cape Town aimed at
“discovering the unknown as a means of liberating awareness and access to a
historically divided city.”