Silas Miami
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RECOGNITIONS

Over the past three years, he has managed to successfully establish himself as a regular fixture on both Nairobi and Cape Town’s artistic landscape. He has - 

  • Written two feature films that are currently in production (including SupaModo, the highly anticipated film from the One Fine Day family of movies).

  • Performed at sold-out solo music showcases.

  • Recorded and released several singles with visual accompaniments featuring and made primarily by people of colour.

  • Facilitated the opening of a gallery in Johannesburg (AGOG) by being their first multi-medium fine-art photographic exhibition.

  • Taken his music to festivals such as Harare International Festival of The Arts and Arniston’s Weekender Festival.

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance.

 

ABOUT SILAS MIAMI

 

 

Silas Miami is an Amsterdam-based Kenyan performing artist, photographer and filmmaker.

 

His evolution from music video production (many of them his own) into more linear narratives over the past 5 years has prepared and allowed him to tell more compelling and personal stories through motion picture. He is motivated by the frailty of the human condition, the troubling commodification of humanity and the translation of social constructs into art.

 

Silas has written several feature films that include the award-winning SUPAMODO (2018)  [Berlinale, TIFF]  and LUSALA (the highly anticipated film from the One Fine Day family of movies). He has also written and directed several short films.

 

Silas facilitated the opening of a gallery in Johannesburg (AGOG) by being their first multi-medium fine-art photographic exhibition.

Silas is also the author of an award-winning photographic monograph: ONTHOU ATLANTIS.

 

He has had numerous sold-out music showcases, recorded and released several singles with visual accompaniments and taken his music to festivals such as Harare International Festival of The Arts and Arniston’s Weekender Festival.

 

He describes his music as eclectic and experimental as he mashes together several soulful genres. He has extensive experience performing on global platforms and has been touted as having an electric energy on stage. He writes his music in both English and Swahili which makes it relatable on many levels. His most recent release, "Hard To Love" off his new EP, “Withdrawal Symptoms”, has received amazing airplay on Kenyan radio stations and has been welcomed by South African media.

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CONTACT

 

silas@silasmiami.com

 

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