Observations

by Miriam Elhajli

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maximusminimus8717 I had the immense pleasure and privilege of catching Miriam's recent set at Jalopy in Brooklyn and immediately snagged this lovely set of tunes. The sense of natural melodicism and overall flow of this writing is highly inspiring throughout. For stylistic reference, it's occasionally evocative of Sandy Denny's work but at other times Clouds-era Joni Mitchell and so much more. All tastefully crafted in a wholly modern way which seems uniquely hers. Favorite track: En La Orilla.
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Spyglass Inn 04:10
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Hermit 06:27
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En La Orilla 04:24
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Rendezvous 04:14
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For Cosmos, susie the butterfly, mami, las abuelas and the family tree.

My sincerest thanks to the musicians who contributed to this record! I am so grateful for you all -

Jalopy Theatre, Boxcutter Collective, tatyana, yuya, ruby, chikka & keety, griff, galeana, justin, liz, tocci, lysa, brian & fred, Caracas y las arepas, mi familia en Casablanca, Cambridge and all the crazy street performers who give life to street corners, Teddy and all friends and strangers who have listened to my ramblings.

Keep on keepin' on,
Miriam Elhajli


5/1 - Record Release @ Jalopy (POSTPONED) ---> tickets: shop.jalopytheatre.org/event/8bb422567cf1888f25f73d9e4b442ade

5/20 - Hometown release @Club Passim (POSTPONED) --->
www.passim.org/live-music/events/miriam-elhajli/

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released May 1, 2020

Voice + Acoustic guitar - Miriam Elhajli
Bass - Rob Taylor
Electric Guitar - Jacob Matheus (tracks 3,5,6)
Flute - Anggie Obin
Piano - Justin Salisbury
Percussion - Fernando Saci
Drums - Eladio Rojas

Engineered by Eli Walker II
Mixed by Brian Montgomery
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian
Produced by Miriam Elhajli
Puppetry by Boxcutter Collective
Artwork by Galeana Fraiz / Joanna Sternberg
Photography by Liz Maney

All songs written & arranged by Miriam Elhajli

Recorded June 5-7 2018
Dreamland Studios, Woodstock, New York.

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Miriam Elhajli Brooklyn, New York

Miriam Elhajli is a Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by the folkloric musics of South and North America, modern jazz, and contemporary classical music.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she currently lives in Brooklyn where she performs and works as a researcher at The Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax.
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