New Projects, Live Videos and Social Change

We’re wrapping up three new, very different, international recording EP projects: afrobeat trip-hop trio Lucked In with co-producer/sax player Alejandro Van Zandt-Escobar (Columbia/US/France) & poet/rapper Kwame Write (Ghana); and a sublimely melodic and grungy improv project with drummer Francisco Pastacaldi (Italy) and guitarist Richard Comte (France); and a new solo LEILA ADU EP as well!! My collaboration with Silent Poets, “Asylums for the Feeling” for Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding game has hit 10million views, so we’ve stopped counting…

You can read about my recent collaborations, inspirations, and New York University teaching in this Headliner interview by Yerosha on pages 62 & 63 of Headliner Magazine

I recently played at Le Grand Salon Volant Festival at Petit Bain, Paris. You can see a couple of my own songs, along with my cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” filmed by Renaud de Foville Watch 3 live LEILA ADU videos @ Le Cargo webzine here

Finally, I’m very happy to remain in a space of social change with a couple of projects. First, Brandon Ridenour’s – Come Together Beatles project, where I sing the song ‘A Day in the Life’ with Brandon at the keys and Dylan Greene on drums. The album features amazing classical instrumentalists and arrangements as an anti-divisive and beautiful statement for our times, and you can listen to or buy ‘Come Together’ here. Second, I’m deeply grateful to be teaching a workshop for incarcerated girls as part, as I return to work with Musicambia—music for social change in conjunction with Carnegie Hall’s Weill institute. If you’d like to help out, you can donate or find other ways to support

Yours in struggle, love and music,
Leila

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