C'mon Everybody presents:
The Miz'Ries, Crosslegged, Leila Adu
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
This event is 21 and over
Analog synth mad inventor, all-American turntablist, international singer/synth drummer sometimes with a side of Dilldip. Each member of the group is a composer, but what brings them together in performance is improvisation.
Keba + sometimes others live
Leila Adu has released four acclaimed albums including, 'Dark Joan,' recorded by Steve Albini and 'Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker' produced for the Italian National Radio. London's 'Time Out' called her music, 'Avante-garde pop that recalls Nina Simone and Tim Buckley" and reviewers have placed her in an arena with other female icons such as Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey, Micachu and Esperanza Spalding. Leila is a New Zealand composer of Ghanaian descent who has composed for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Brentano String Quartet, So Percussion, Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Orchestra Wellington. Based in Brooklyn, she is a currently a Princeton doctoral fellow and also teaches music to prisoners at Sing Sing Correctional Facility as a faculty member of Musicambia - music for social change. With a "voice like hot treacle on broken glass," she has performed her original piano songs and improvisations alongside international artists, at festivals and venues in the UK, mainland Europe, the US, Russia, Ghana and Asia. Leila Adu has been voted as MTV Iggy's Artist of the Week, performed on the BBC World Service, composed, produced a short-film and documentary soundtrack with screenings on BBC Knowledge TV channel and the
NZ Film Festival and performed with Luscious Jackson on 'MTV VH1' and 'Late Night with David Letterman.'