Camellia Akhamie Kies is a professional drummer, percussionist, producer, songwriter, designer, and full time Mom. Camellia was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1989, and began her professional music career in 2009, after enlisting in the United States Navy music program. Camellia served in the military for 5 years and during her service she traveled to 15 countries in SouthEast Asia, representing America as a Musical Ambassador. In 2014 Camellia left the military to finish college and focus on creating her own music.
Camellia graduated from college in 2018 and currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media & Web Technology, a minor in Business Administration, and a Certification in Management Foundations from the University of Maryland.
Camellia’s unique musical talent has allowed her to travel the world with some of the top musicians today. Over the last couple years Camellia has performed with Disney’s Jordan Fisher, Latin Grammy Winner Buika, and the famous DJ Major Lazer. Camellia has collaborated with musicians from Spain, Israel, Nigeria, Morocco, Russia and many more.
Camellia released her debut Album “I Choose Love” (feat. Sarah Reasner) in November 2020, and she plans to release more music in the coming 2021 year.
Camellia is honored to play Drum Art Sticks and is grateful for the opportunity to work with such an awesome company.