Kamaliya :: From Russia With Love (and Plenty of Talent)

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Friday Dec 14, 2012

When I think of Russia, I think of Olga Korbet, Nureyev and Barishnkov, Chernobyl, communism and dissolution of the unification, and a not-so-gay friendly government.

The things I don't think of are pop music and pop stars. Well, the Russian-born pop star in-the-making Kamaliya is hoping most Americans don't think as I do. And, if the worldwide response to her current "Butterflies" music video is any indication, I am well on my way to becoming in the minority with my thinking. I mean 35-million viewers can't be wrong, now can they?

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.


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