NZ Charity Concerts – Give Generously

US for THEM – Christchurch Women’s Refuge

Sunday May 15 3pm – 7pm
Anzac Hall

Leila will play alongside a group of musicians and dancers including Warren Maxwell and his headlining band Trinity Roots along with Urban Dance and Rescue, The Buttercuts, Paddy Bleakley and his band of fellow funky freaks. The ‘Us for Them’ event is put on by the Te Waka Toi o Paetumokai Featherston Arts Trust uniting Wairarapa communities to raise funds for Christchurch Women’s Refuge, an organisation that helps families and communities create better futures for themselves by supporting women and children to become and stay safe from family violence. Please Support the Refuge who are in special need after recent government funding cuts and the Christchurch earthquake.

THE BIG BUSK – Child Cancer Foundation

Friday 20 May Midday – 3pm
Plum Cafe
103 Cuba Street

The Big Busk 2011 is part of New Zealand Music Month in May, bringing together hundreds of Kiwis singing New Zealand music for New Zealand children with cancer. Plum Cafe is hosting Leila Adu, Barnaby Weir, Louis Baker, Lisa Tomlins, Chris Yeabsley, Eva Prouse, Ryan Prebble, Lucien Johnson, Iva Lamkum, Dan Yeabsley, Nikita Bryant, Trya Keelan, Claire Terry, Mara Simpson, King Homeboy, Toby Laing and Andy Mauafua. How you can help

New Zealand and New Music Video

Between concerts in Europe and New York for the ‘Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker’ CD release tour, Leila has detoured to New Zealand to visit friends and family affected by the Februay 22 Christchurch earthquake. Click here for Rose Quartz blog’s Christchurch Earthquake Relief Fundraiser Compilation

With no venues left open in her hometown, Leila performed an impromptu house concert in Christchurch and a tour concert in the capital of Wellington where she found brilliant Film Director and Choreographer, Alyx Duncan— director of the award-winning music video ‘Fuji’ for Wellington-based band Minuit

Screen Shot from Alyx Duncan's Award Winning Music Video 'Fuji' by Minuit

Alyx and Leila are working towards the video single for a new album – the track was recorded in London by Alex Morris at the Briggs Warehouse and features Leila’s vocals, rhodes & analog synths with De Santis (aka MDF) drums