Amelia Ray is a writer, composer, musician, arranger, producer and performance artist. As a polyglot, she has spent decades examining how similar concepts are expressed differently across languages and cultures. Interpretation is a running theme in her work, which includes several cross-genre albums and singles, performance art projects and, most recently, a one-act musical about cultural appropriation entitled, "The Five Impediments."
In 2020, Amelia Ray hosted The Quarantuned Music Festival – a series of 24-hour, worldwide, virtual music festivals to benefit artists affected by COVID-19 concert cancellations. She is currently organising Europe for Ukraine – an initiative to gather musicians from 50 European countries to record an original composition in support of Ukraine.
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"UP, UP & A RAY"
"Up, Up & A Ray" was a weekly, half-hour, livestreamed variety show created, hosted by and starring Amelia Ray. The show featured selections by Ray herself, performances by guest musicians, and the comedic genius of Lauren Flans.