Anna Katharina Valayil Breaks Stereotypes With Her Music
Anna Katharina Valayil, the Kottayam-born, Nigeria-bred singer, defies all stereotypes with her music. The indie singer, whose first single ‘Appangal Embadum’ made her a hit, sings about what matters to her the most.
She fuses her homegrown roots with the funk and beat of Africa, embracing a sovereign mentality that is refreshing and upbeat. Her new single ‘Flames’ is a revealing glimpse into her artistic identity.
She is a feminist
Anna Katharina Valayil is a singer from Kottayam who has made a name for herself by singing the catchiest jingles. She is a multi-instrumentalist and has sung for films such as Ee Adutha Kalathu, Ustad Hotel, ABCD, 5 Sundarikal, and Laila O Laila.
Currently, she is undertaking her Ph.D. at WEGO in Italy where she is researching how feminist political narratives and practices of commoning and care are emerging within agroecological grassroots networks. She has completed a degree in Geography (University of Barcelona) and an MSc in International Land and Water Management at Wageningen University, as well as a Permaculture Design Certificate and a slew of volunteering and research projects around Europe, East and West Africa, and India.
She is also a savvy consumer of technology and is happy to be able to say that her new iPhone XS Max is one of the most exciting gadgets she owns. She also has a very active Instagram account where she shares photos of her and her family and friends, as well as the latest in music, fashion, and food.
She is a singer
Anna Katharina Valayil is a singer who breaks stereotypes with her music. She is an independent musician who performs in Malayalam and Tamil. She received recognition after singing her global hit single Appangal Embadum for the movie Ustad Hotel.
She is a talented songwriter who expresses her thoughts and ideologies in her songs. She has penned down lyrics for all her songs, and she has brought life to them by composing them beautifully.
Her original compositions follow Electro & Alternative Pop genres and have gained critical acclaim in the indie music scene. She has collaborated with renowned artists Gopi Sundar, Santhosh Chandran, and Marthyan.
She has won several awards, including Best Singer Female at the Kochi Times Film Awards and the Favorite New Voice award at Mollywood Nakshatra. She is also nominated for Best Debutante Singer at the SIIMA Awards. Currently, she is working on her upcoming album ‘Tribemama Soul’. She is a feminist and has a deep love for the arts.
She is a dancer
Anna Katharina Valayil, aka Tribemama Marykali, is an indie artist with a feminist message and she has a way of breaking stereotypes. Her new song ‘Flames’ is about being confident in your sensuality. It’s about a woman on the dance floor, burning with passion. She’s asking her man to join her, and she wants him to be unafraid of any reaction they might get.
A versatile songwriter, she expresses her thoughts and ideologies in a vibrant manner by flaunting her feelings across her songs. Her music is a perfect blend of electro-pop and afro-funk, bringing life to her words.
She is an Indian musician who performs in Malayalam and Tamil. She received recognition after singing her global hit single ‘Appangal Embadum’ in the movie Ustad Hotel. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Theresa’s College, Cochin, and a Master’s in Media Studies from Swinburne University. She has also attended flying school and spent three years studying indigenous music in South Australia.
She is a musician
Anna Katharina Valayil is a musician who sings in Malayalam and Tamil. She has sung several songs in films including Ee Adutha Kalathu, Ustad Hotel, ABCD, 5 Sundarikal, and Laila O Laila. She has also written lyrics for some of her songs.
Her single Appangal Embadum was featured in the movie Ustad Hotel and won her a national award. She has collaborated with Gopi Sundar, Santhosh Chandran, and Marthyan. She also won an award for Best Singer Female at the Kochi Times Film Awards in 2012.
Her music is an Electro Pop/ Afro Funk genre with a strong connection to her indigenous background. She spent three years in South Australia studying indigenous music. She is a versatile songwriter who expresses her thoughts and ideologies in her songs. She is a fervent feminist and is committed to breaking stereotypes with her music. She uses music to communicate her message of Sovereignty and to inspire others. She is currently working on her upcoming album.