A large crowd gathered at Camana Bay’s Crescent last week to celebrate the release of the debut CD of Cayman gem Natasha Kozaily.
The talented musician has just released her new album, Between Shores, a collection of Caribbean-tinged but world-aware songs that frame her engaging vocals stylishly.
The live experience was no less impressive; as the lights shone on the waterfront stage, the vibe was warm and the rhythms rippled through the air with melodies born from the sounds of the sea and the natural beauty of the environment – be that the Caribbean, the Middle East, or, arguably, downtown NYC.
The pianist, saxophonist, actress and painter has a rich cultural mix from which to draw, having lived in New York, Cardiff and California. This, allied with the gift of having parents from Lebanon and Cayman, plus of course an enormous swathe of talent, results in a curiosity about the world and a genuine thirst for understanding that often separates those who genuinely have something to communicate from the howling crassness of herd. The Cayman Islands – not to mention Lebanon, Wales and the United States – ought to be very proud of their part in nurturing a genuinely gifted artist.
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Making of Natashia’s video