Multi award-winning Zulya and The Children of the Underground is by far one of the
most intriguing and unique acts in Australia, and indeed the world. They performs
exquisite original music loosely inspired by Zulya’s Tatar and Russian roots. Zulya’s music
defies being labeled, but has been described as “[sitting] somewhere between Kurt Weillish
Euro-Cabaret jazz and lullabies constructed to tear your heart out.” Zulya has
independently produced six albums to date, including the ARIA winning 3 Nights (2007)
and magical The Waltz of Emptiness (2004) – both of which upon their release in Europe
spent 16 weeks in the top 10 of the European world music charts – a feat no other
Australian album has ever achieved.
“What strikes you immediately is not just the confident purity of Zulya’s voice, but the
quality of writing and arranging….. Swinging like a Bolshevik Marlene Dietrich, Zulya and
the Children of the Underground are able to strike a deft balance between melancholic
sadness and the unbridled joy that is never too far away…….” Songlines, UK.