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With a voice like hot treacle on broken glass, whether singing of love or social change, fans consistently return to {{m: Leila Adu = 19983}} concerts to be “taken away to a parallel dimension of music and thought.” Since returning to Europe in 2006, Leila performed both solo with piano and with her live band at various venues, as well as recordings from The Orchestra Pit and live studio sessions and interviews on BBC World Service and Resonance fm. Leila has performed her original songs and improvisations at improv, jazz festvials and rock venues with international artists such as John Edwards, Steve Noble, Hannah Marshall, Nicola Guazzaloca, Mike Cooper, Steve Beresford, Jeff Henderson, Jim Denley, Richard Nunns, Fabrizio Spera, David Long, Jack Body, Alison Isadora, Jan-Bas Bollen, Audrey Chen, Lissa Meridan, Lol Coxhill and Leo Tadagawa

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Federico Ughi: Songs For Four Cities

Read "Songs For Four Cities" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Drummer Federico Ughi's Songs for Four Cities is a poetic meditation on inner and outer geography that's filled with deliciously lyrical tunes. Ughi lived in Italy until age 21, and then spent almost a decade in London before moving to his current home in New York City in 2000. The eight compositions on the CD explore ...

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Leila Adu presses her luck with mysterious music video for "Fortuna" single

Leila Adu presses her luck with mysterious music video for "Fortuna" single

Leila Adu caps European leg of Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker Tour with debut of “Fortuna" ..."Leila Adu is a Revelation..."—Robert Wyatt, legendary founder of Soft Machine and Bjork collaborator “Leila Adu is a rebel-inspirer. And not in the way that calls for the raising of fists, or the hurling of sharp word-blades. Her defiance ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Leila Adu: Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker

Read "Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Difficile catalogare l'ultima, bellissima, uscita discografica di Leila Adu, prodotta da Rai Trade per la collana Tracce. Già lei stessa un mosaico di etnie e nazionalità diverse (neozelandese di origini ghanesi, Londra e Roma principali centri di attività), Leila Adu ha studiato ed è impegnata su fronti molto diversi, dalla musica contemporanea al blues e alla ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Leila Adu leaves the assembly line for The "Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker" CD Release Tour

Leila Adu leaves the assembly line for The "Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker" CD Release Tour

London, United Kingdom—Winter is arching towards Spring with singer/keyboardist/composer Leila Adu touring the US and UK/Europe in support of her critically acclaimed new album “Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker." Released January 18th on Italy's Rai Trade/Tracce label, Leila's work on the album has been sited as “a revelation" (by legendary Soft Machine founder Robert Wyatt), ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Leila Adu finds Harmony with the Voiceless In "Ode To the Unknown Factory Worker" Album Release

Leila Adu finds Harmony with the Voiceless In "Ode To the Unknown Factory Worker" Album Release

Leila Adu celebrates global CD release on Rai Trade/Tracce, the Italian National Radio label New York, NY—Leila Adu reemerges to the international music scene on January 18th with her powerful new album “Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker." The 11 song CD is a raw musical travelogue of uncertainty and triumph in the exciting nomadic life ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Leila Adu Rediscovers New Zealand in Month-Long Homecoming Tour

Leila Adu Rediscovers New Zealand in Month-Long Homecoming Tour

New Zealand - Singer/Composer/Performer Leila Adu proves that you can go home again with her first New Zealand tour in 5 years. Adu an artist of Ghanaian and British descent has produced three critically acclaimed albums, written for and sung with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, toured and received radio play around the globe. This upcoming ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Leila Adu Does It Again with the Don'ts (John Edwards & Steve Noble) in UK Video Premiere Show with Steve Beresford and de Santis

"Leila Adu is a rebel-inspirer. And not in the way that calls for the raising of fists, or the hurling of sharp word-blades. Her defiance is decided...Anger isn't its mother. Wonder may be." -- Purple Magazine London - Leila Adu, the London born songwriter/free improv singing sensation, comes home to the UK's cutting-edge hot spot, Vortex ...

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Label: Universal Music
Released: 2009


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