“Miriam Elhajli brings together instruments from a wide range of backgrounds and traditions for her latest visionary album. Its compositions, which explore a wide range of topics from the socially conscious to the profoundly personal, are impressive and visionary.” –Jazziz Magazine
Miriam Elhajli is a New York-based composer/improviser/folklorist whose work is influenced by the rich musical tradition of her Venezuelan, Moroccan and North American heritage. Her anticipated second album, The Uncertainty of Signs, features a wide cast of players performing on instruments of various cultures and traditions. The record was released on February 22 via her label Numina Records and finds her searching for the metaphysics of song, exploring the surreal and the symbolic.
“This record is my llanto,” explains Elhajli via a press release, “my call out to the heavens. The music emerges from a deep longing for a promised return home, to a distant memory that is only communed with when in the flight of song – where do those who live in exile belong? Is there refuge to be found in this plane or solely in the spheres?”