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Ask Kadhja Bonet about her past and she'll tell you she "was born in 1784 in the backseat of a sea-foam green space pinto". Judging solely on Bonet's "era-blurring, soul-smothered compositions" (Okayplayer.com), you may even be inclined to believe her. But with songs as achingly pure and stunning as Bonet's, does context even matter?! !

The multi-instrumentalist songwriter independently released her debut, the 'Visitor' EP, on September 15th. A collection of five originals by Kadhja (pronounced Cod-Ya) plus a cinematic retooling of a Jaco Pastorius standard, 'Visitor' is a sonic journey of cosmic jazz with dashes of neo-classical and soul. Bonet led the project by writing, arranging, and producing 'Visitor's songs, and performed a collection of instruments including violin, viola, flute, and guitar; she shared production duties with Grammy-nominated engineer Itai Shapira (Lion Babe, Selah Sue), who provided additional bass and guitar work.

A 2014 Red Bull Music Academy participant, Bonet has already caught the ears of global tastemakers such as: Gilles Peterson (BBC 6), Nick Luscombe (BBC 3), and Jason Bentley (KCRW's 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'). In a review for Bonet's rendition of the Beatles' 'Yesterday', HillyDilly.com declared: "The word 'ethereal' gets tossed around way too easily [...] and because of that, we've grown hesitant to use it at all. However, with Kadhja Bonet's absolutely gorgeous cover [...] there's no way one can't attach the word to her performance."

Armed with a compelling debut and timeless voice, Kadhja Bonet is poised to have a breakout year in 2016, with her second EP to arrive next spring. Bonet recently completed a fall European tour supporting Rhye.

Kadhja Bonet

Kadhja Bonet

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09 Jun 17L'Edition FestivalMarseilles, FRANCE
10 Jun 17We Love GreenParis, FRANCE
16 Jun 17BergenfestBergen, NORWAY
18 Jun 17Best Kept SecretHilvarenbeek, NETHERLANDS
23 Jun 17Piknik I ParkenOslo, NORWAY
06 Jul 17Gent Jazz FestivalGent, BELGIUM
09 Jul 17Grec FestivalBarcelona, SPAIN
13 Jul 17Pete The MonkeySt Aubin Sur Mer, FRANCE
14 Jul 17Latitude FestivalSouthwold, UK
21 Jul 17Nice Jazz FestivalNice , FRANCE
26 Oct 17Deaf InstituteManchester, UK
27 Oct 17Brudenell Social ClubLeeds, UK
28 Oct 17MonoGlasgow, UK
31 Oct 17TheklaBristol, UK
01 Nov 17Islington Assembly HallLondon, UK
03 Nov 17Theatre du CrochetanMonthey, SWITZERLAND
04 Nov 17L'EpicentreGeneva, SWITZERLAND
05 Nov 17Rossli-ReitschuleBern, SWITZERLAND
08 Nov 17StadtgardenCologne, GERMANY