Miriam Elhajli

Miriam Elhajli

  • Contemporary
  • Folk
  • Jazz

Miriam Elhajli is a folk singer, composer-improviser, and musicologist whose work is influenced by the rich musical traditions of her heritage. Elhajli lives in New York City where she performs & works as a researcher at The Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax. Moving in the intersection of the vibrant avant-garde and the folkloric communities of Brooklyn, she has collaborated with musicians such as Mali Obomsawin, Adam Oโ€™Farrill, Jason Lindner, and Chris Dingman. Elhajli has released four records on her label Numina Records, a label she founded to aid in the documentation of traditional women’s music in the Maghreb and beyond. Numina is set to release Moroccan chaabi ensemble, Bnat El Houariyatโ€™s in June of this year.
“Eclectic, with a soaring voice” – New York Music Daily

“A haunting voice” – The New York Times

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