Often seen dancing barefoot on stage backed by deep beats, keyboards, and guitars, Kai Altair mesmerizes audiences with an ethereal voice and captivating lyrics. Hailed by CBS News as a "modern day mermaid," Kai is influenced by dance culture, myth, storytelling, and dreams when creating her music and multimedia stage shows. Kai is a classically trained musician with a talent for blending ancient rhythms, futuristic beats, and a rock edge to create heartfelt, mysterious music.
Kai Altair burst onto the Brooklyn music scene in 2010 with her debut EP Star of The Sea, following it with the single "Shine." Performing with her band in venues and parties across New York City, Kai's creative visions often involve a collective of rising stars from the dance, circus, and costume worlds. She starred in the glittering circus musical, "The Wonderneath," sponsored by Swarovski Crystal at The House of Yes, and trains with world-renowned tribal bellydance coach Sera Solstice. She is the a songwriter for two award-winning films: feature length drama Exposed, and the magical short The Hidden Sister. Kai is also writing music for the environmental dark fantasy Dreams of The Last Butterflies; a short film in which she will star as a queen of butterflies. Kai's passion for storytelling, imagination, and adventure lead her to many exciting collaborations with artists from around the world. One of the most recent is with legendary Flambeaux Fire in "The Calling," a fire musical set in the heart of industrial Brooklyn starring Kai as a young witch on a journey through the spirit world. Kai's love for the ocean inspired her to create "Mermaid Lagoon,” an annual ocean conservation benefit and variety show that sends thousands of dollars annually to local and world water organizations. Currently preparing to record her first full length album, Kai's eye catching music videos and live webcasts are spanning the 7 seas via online communities, and sparking a devoted international fan base.
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"Critic's Choice": Time Out NY
"A Modern Day Mermaid" - Kimberly Rae Miller, CBS News
"Pick of The Week": Time Out NY
"Finding her own voice, Altair has developed entrancing, hypnotic music" - Meredith Deliso, Brooklyn Paper