Polish poet, composer and singer. Born in 1960, in Bielsko-Biała.
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As the winner of the Student Song Festival she joined the legendary
Cellar Under the Rams (Piwnica pod Baranami), a famous artistic
cabaret, the best cabaret in Poland and the oldest (still existing)
in Europe. For many years it's been a bohemian birthplace, a hangout
of strange, mysterious and sometimes bizarre people. Tamara found
her place there. Singing onstage, she shares her deepest feelings
with the audience. And the audience loves her. Piotr Skrzynecki,
the founder of the cabaret, used to say, "No one sings about
love, women and solitude as beautifully as Tamara." Those
who listen to her songs feel that way too.
Romantic songs; bitter and true. Tamara Kalinowska has traveled
around world with the cabaret (from New York to Norway) and people
everywhere have come to her after the performance, saying "This
song is about me".
Tamara sings her own songs and writes individual compositions.
More recently she works on music for films. Her debut was the
music for the short film "In Sight" directed in Utrecht,
Holland by the Polish director Anna Hodalska. This cooperation
with Dutch filmmakers has gone even further. At the moment Tamara
is writing music for the film "The Bridge".