• Amy León
  • prima e dopo selezione musicale a cura di Ilaria Graziano
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    Amy León vive a New York, nata ad Harlem e ora residente a Brooklyn, è musicista, poeta ed educatrice. Si è esibita in moltissimi spettacoli negli States e in tutto il Regno Unito, collaborando con realtà del calibro di BBC, Roundhouse, Amnesty International e tanti altri.
    Alunna della famigerata Nuyorican Slam Team ha saputo concentrare e fondere musica e poesia attraverso performance potentemente trasparenti, coraggiose e intime, concentrandosi su ineguaglianze sociali tra bianchi e neri, celebrazione dell’amore e sulla difficoltà dell’essere donna.
    Autrice di due raccolte di poesie – The water under the bridge e Mouth Full of Concrete – ha pubblicato lo scorso anno il suo album d’esordio Something Melancholy.
    la musica dovrebbe avere ancora questo potere, descrivere il mondo, non abbandonare la storia, avere uno sguardo sincero e profondo sulle nostre miserie. Gli occhi di questa ragazza esprimono la verità che resiste.

    New York Times
    “There was also that moment when an extraordinary singer and composer named Amy Leon (who sang Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of Hollis Brown”) asked the audience to breathe in and breathe out, breathe in and breathe out, and then, finally, yell as loud as it could on the exhale. Prettier sounds were heard that night, but that collective scream best summed up the experience.”
    https://nyti.ms/2vpJZqU

    Atwood Magazine
    “It’s rare that a song provides listeners with a history lesson. It’s even rarer still that a song would use a history lesson to shed light on some of its country’s most pressing issues, and provide a commentary and call to action. But that’s exactly what singer, writer, and spoken word artist Amy León does in her powerful song “Burning in Birmingham.” – Atwood Magazine

    http://atwoodmagazine.com/burning-in-birmingham-amy-leon/

    BBC interview | Women Rally Against Trump

    http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37698335

    Speciwomen Interview

    http://www.speci-women.com/music