Camellia Boutros is a multi-instrumentalist and producer based in San Francisco, and her music draws on her experiences growing up on the West Coast and in the Arab world. Though often performing as a trumpet player with various Bay Area bands, such as Inspector Gadje, Mission Delirium, and Mild Universe, Camellia approaches the music she writes with a custom modified fretless 12-string electric guitar, enabling her to write and perform music using the quarter-tone Maqam system. Her band also features a kit drummer, bassist, saxophonist, and occasionally synthesizer, opening the songs up to a wide variety of sound. Her music and lyrics blend together her experience in rock, folk, jazz, Arab, and brass band music, all of which can be found in her first solo album Refuge.


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