Monday, 1 February 2010

Music: Leila Adu

There is something about musician Leila Adu. Beautiful and talented, -Adu was born in London, -raised in New Zealand and is of European and Ghanaian decent. And her music [an eclectic mix of jazz; cryptic soul, sweet pain and contained yearnings] -is beautifully haunting [just check out 'Answerphone']. Adu's sounds how -I image a child of, PJ Harvey and Billie Holiday to sound, -pretty but dark. Her voice has such purpose and commands your ear in a way that –hasn’t happened to me in quiet some time......Listening to ‘For A Man’ I could be listening to some ‘Negro Spiritualist’ song –on some plantation somewhere; -quiet magically really, -the way her voice can transport you like that! Leila Adu is a soulful, cosmic butterfly who has appeared with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and produced two acclaimed albums (’Dig A Hole’ & ‘Cherry Pie’), which led to national tours in Australia, Indonesia, U.K. and Russia. She is now based in Rome… ....and begins touring this February [please see tour dates below].‘Dark Joan’, Adu’s third album as a solo artist is out now. For more information about Leila Adu, the tour or to download her latest album please visit her at: and

Upcoming Shows
16 Feb 2010 20:00
Franco Ferguson - IMPROVISED MUSIC @ FANFULLA 101 Roma, Roma

21 Feb 2010 19:30
Scuola Populare di Musica Ivan Illich Bologna, Bologna

17 Mar 2010 20:00
Fanfulla 101 Roma, Roma

3 Apr 2010 12:00
the Hello Goodbye Show RESONANCE 104.4FM, London and South East

3 Apr 2010 20:00
The Vortex London, London and South East

8 Apr 2010 20:00
The Christchurch Jazz & Blues Festival Christchurch, Canterbury

15 May 2010 20:00
Echo Curio Los Angeles, California

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