Kilema is a charismatic performer, multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter. Born in Madagascar and immigrated through adoption to Andalusia, he is one of the most popular representatives of his native country. By working with Peter Gabriel on his Real World Label and on various Womad festivals he gained international prominence.
He spent 20 years of his career with his band on stages and music festivals around the globe. At the same time he was standing on stages in Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Dubai, USA, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe.
Wherever was Kilema staying he transmits the rhythm and soul of Madagascar with typical Malagasy instruments. His goal is to pass on tolerance and a multicultural self-understanding to the people.