Sera Kalo

Sera Kalo is a genre-fluid, Berlin-based Caribbean-American singer & songwriter. Quiet in nature, Sera’s music serves as a powerful outlet for her unfiltered thoughts and raw energy. Her music is a reflection of who she is, and she uses it to express the many flavors of her identity.

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October 2023

Since the the release of Sera Kalo’s ep and debut album, we are pleased to announce that Sera Kalo has been nominated for two awards this month!

The first nomination was granted by the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (The German Record Critics Award) for her album, eXante in the cateogory of Soul, R&B and Hip Hop. Sera is nominated along side legendary artists like Meshell Ndegeocello, Black Star (Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Talib Kweli), and Samy Deluxe.

The second nomination was granted by the Berlin Music Commission’s Listen to Berlin Award for Most Creative Music Video. The LTB jury selected the music video single, Now I’m Here from Sera’s audiovisual ep, SERENDiPITY.

Watch here: Now I’m Here

June 2023

Two months after the successful release of Sera Kalo’s ep, SERENDiPITY she presented her debut album, eXante, released on O-tone Music on June 23rd, 2023. An extension of SERENDiPITY, eXante is an intimate eargasm of warm and deep overtones that sonify the themes of love and desire. eXante is a window into the many universes within Sera Kalo’s person and artistry through sensitive song arrangements and poetic story-telling. Sera Kalo co-produced this dynamic work with dear friend, bassist and producer, Petter Eldh. Their great musical connection and bountiful imagination brought this album to life. eXante also highlights the worthy contributions of the incredibly diverse and international music scene in Berlin, Germany featuring artists like Otis Sandsjö, Philo Tsoungui, Ruhi Erdogan, Julia Kadel, The String Arkestra and many more…

Available on all platforms.

Listen here: eXante

April 2023

Sera’s anticipated visual ep SERENDiPITY will be released on April 28th, 2023

and is a surreal collection of electric chamber music or “chamber beats” that combine the intimate acoustic world of strings, horns and reeds with sultry electric vibrations and melodious personal narratives. SERENDiPITY breathes the air of limitless imagination and eargasmic satisfaction. The Serendipity visual ep extends beyond audio speakers and into an interdisciplinary and multi-sensory experience through 3D cinematic story-telling that brings sound into context and feelings into immortalized symbolism.

Sera sings of her journey through healing and self-acceptance and the fantastical sometimes abstract short film that accompanies Sera Kalo’s songs go even deeper and focus on what lies beneath the tip of the iceberg- highlighting the feelings and silent reflections we have as people before we confidently show ourselves to the world.

Available on all platforms.

Listen and watch here: SERENDiPITY

Sera’s debut single, Can You Speak My Language off her visual ep, SERENDiPITY is now available on all platforms!

Can You Speak My Language explores the power that lies within vulnerability and facing one’s challenges. It also touches on the universal human desire to feel understood in the world we live in. Can You Speak My Language begins with a tense and spacious character that gradually builds into an uplifting and dynamic soundscape of acoustic-electronic fanfare. “Can You Speak My Language” is a testament to the transformative power of vulnerability and the importance of connection and understanding in our lives…


Sera Kalo is a multi-talented musician and songwriter who was born in the United States. She grew up in a Caribbean household that was steeped in a mélange of musical styles, from her Saint Lucian mother’s soulful singing of old hymns and Motown classics, to her Dominican father’s love for reggae, cadence, and calypso. This diverse musical background, combined with her suburban environment that exposed her to 90’s alternative rock and hip-hop, shaped Sera’s love for music from a young age.

At the age of 8, Sera fell in love with classical music, particularly the works of Mozart & Chopin. She was convinced that she would become a classical pianist, but years later she discovered her love for vocals. Sera went on to study classical piano performance, but eventually focused more on her voice. Her vocal inspirations included the likes of Carmen McRae, Eva Cassidy, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Amel Larrieux, and Erykah Badu. 

In New York, Sera would learn about jazz legends such as Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. The Kitchen, 55 bar, Smalls, the Village Vanguard, the Jazz Standard, and the Stone became her regular hang out spots, where she would immerse herself in the sounds of improvisation and free jazz.

Sera Kalo has appeared on over 23 albums produced in Germany and Asia. She has made a lasting impression on the Berlin music scene with her future jazz-soul project, Seraleez. Since Sera Kalo’s work has become even more noteworthy, gathering nominations for the 2020 Listen to Berlin Publikumpreis, 2023 Listen to Berlin Most Creative Music Video Award, and most recently the 2023 German Record Critics Award for her debut album, eXante (released in June 2023).  Limitless, Sera’s influences travel through the genres of soul, pop, jazz, classical, electronic and Caribbean music. Sera Kalo has found her voice as a singer and as songwriter using intimate musical soundscapes and poetic storytelling to characterize her sound. Sera’s career she explores the limitless approach of what she calls, “genre-fluid” music. With her unique sound, perspective and versatility, Sera Kalo is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. 

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