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Chatterbird presents the work of Leila Adu
March 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm$20
Join chatterbird at Vanderbilt’s Turner Hall for a special concert featuring work by **Leila Adu**. Adu will appear in concert alongside the ensemble.
Adu 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. She recently received her doctorate in music composition at Princeton University, and is currently on the faculty of New York University. She has also taught music to prisoners at Sing Sing Correctional Facility as a faculty member of Musicambia – music for social change. Adu currently plays in improvised groups, and Lucked In Sound System, which is active in New York and Paris.
With a “voice like hot treacle on broken glass,” Leila Adu 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 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.’