Zulya to tatarska wokalistka, instrumentalistka i kompozytorka urodzona w Rosji, ale od 1991 żyjąca w Australii. Wraz ze swym zespołem The Children Of The Underground znalazła własny muzyczny język czerpiący z wielu kultur świata. Ich zamiłowanie do melodii i do detali oraz udane połączenie folkloru z piosenką, popem i elementami jazzu utworzyły na piątym już albumie Zulyi "3 Nights" kolorową tęczę stylów, gdzie raczej przypadkowo niż celowo śpiewa się po rosyjsku. Tylko dwa razy powraca Zulya tutaj do tradycyjnego repertuaru: stary wierszyk dziecięcy i tatarska pieśń ludowa.
Ta płyta jest o wiele bardziej multikulturowa niż poprzednie albumy Zulyi i nie można przyporządkować jej do jednego regionu czy stylu. Dla fanów oryginalnej world music z pewnością rzecz warta polecenia.
On May 7, 2007, Zulya and the Children of the Underground are releasing their latest CD, "3 Nights", the long-awaited follow-up to the enchanting and hugely-successful "The Waltz of Emptiness (and Other Songs on Russian Themes)".
"3 Nights" re-affirms Zulya's reputation as one of the most exotic and enthralling performers and songwriters in Australia. With songs sung in three languages - English, Russian, and Zulya's native tongue, Tatar - "3 Nights" showcases Zulya and the Children at the Underground at their most magnificent: exquisite musicianship, superb songwriting and intricate arrangements, to say nothing of Zulya's sublime voice.
Most excitingly and for the very first time, after residing fifteen years in Australia, on "3 Nights" Zulya sings her own songs in English. For listeners and fans familiar with Zulya's music who until now have enjoyed her songs in Russian and Tatar - the communication of its meaning and emotion going beyond language - this prospect is very exciting.
Zulya and the Children of the Underground released their 1st (and Zulya's 4th) album, "The Waltz of Emptiness (and Other Songs on Russian Themes)" in March 2005 in Europe. Since then, the album has received amazing coverage in major press around the world, including a glowing 4.5 star review from German Rolling Stone. Songlines (UK) described it as 'Antipodean brilliance' and awarded it 4 stars.
The album spent four months in the top 20 of the European World Music Charts after its release in Europe in March 2005 and even entered the top 10 (July, '05), which brought this album to the position 23 out of 1051 submitted to the panel over the whole year - a feat never achieved by any other Australian album! - "3 Nights" is set to follow up on the successes of The Waltz with thirteen beautiful new songs.
Originally from Tatarstan in central Russia, Zulya is familiar to audiences throughout Australia as a performer and interpreter of traditional and original music derived from her Tatar and Russian cultural roots.
Zulya and the Children of the Underground create a unique sound derived from the combination of the melancholy, beauty and drama of Zulya's distinctive song-writing with the extraordinary musicianship of her Australian band members.
1 How Lovers Fail And Fall(All Bad)
2 The Wolf And The Moon
3 Children's Bird Song
4 White Wind Tango
6 The Night Is Dark
7 Love Hunter
8 We Twelve Girls
9 Hear How She Grows
10 Forgotten Song
13 Red Flower
14 The Night Is Long