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Meet Kala Carela

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kala Carela.

Kala, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
If I have to define my way in any way it could be as a “Spiral centripetal”, a swirl that role through his own center constantly. It wasn’t always like this, my artistic principle starting with an intense love for the music and a crazy teenage desire for success, to squeeze out myself, fame, attention, like a “centripetal spiral”.

It takes me just a moment to realize that I wasn’t looking for that, the superficial world of the music industry didn’t fill me. It wasn’t my goal. My parents, both psychologist, were responsible of my hobby about the introspection, self-communion. So with the quiddity of an elephant and the patience of a 20 years old girl, I made a 180-degree turn in my music style, I started composing my own songs, and it was just in that moment that I created the alter ego named “Kala”. It wasn’t enough just for music. I felt that I needed to share more about myself, undress me, show my center, the spiral had begun to turn to the center point. The project with Kala begun to occupied more and more portion of my life. It is musical, but it is also a story, an imperial necessity of express myself in more than one ways, it wasn’t enough just in one way. For this, I start to train in dramatic arts, theater, film, publicity. That helps me for economic independence from a very young age. But my insatisfacción is growing up as the same beat as Kala, that project, that character, it starts to become to dress with all my fears, with all my insecurities and also with all my yearnings.

I left my country running away at the same time I’m going forward. I know that if I want to grow up, I have to leave everything, except Kala that it comes with me. I arrived in Miami, USA, I soaked in its rhythm of life, his color, his noise. I start to work in theater and performing arts, and in that moment the paint just crossed in my life. It’s a shock, its a way back home, in a house that I have never been before, however, I know it’s my home. I started to paint with my hands, with my fingers, with everything I found. I’m incapable to stop painting with my hands, with my fingers, with everything I find, I’m incapable to stop, I left the theater and again a place where I’m comfortable. I address to Los Angeles with no other package that my desire to paint, with the company of Kala, wanted to continue pushing myself to an unknowing place. I found a little of stability and being LA the city that it is, it tainted me to come back to the interpretation world. But that it’s not anymore my language, it’s her, it’s not my language. I just can talk with my hands and my brushes. It’s a small baggage, that allows me to travel, still finding. Now? in Bali, tomorrow? Tomorrow decides between Kala and I.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It wasn’t obviously a smooth road, it is still a struggle, actually being a woman and a multifacetic artist its one of them. The others see me as an object and most of them does not see my art, my concept or what I want to tell to the world.

What else should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from others?
I started in this “artistic” business as a dancer, and then as a model, and then I start singing in my own band and then acting, I needed to pass all of that to realize that painting is what I love the most, but I’m all of that things. Now I love to take pictures, film myself, do performance, mix all media to create and to show the way I thought to the world. That is what I think it’s the most important in an artist.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The moment I just realize that I don’t need the approval of others, I just need mine.

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