PERFORMING AT DROM IN NYC TONIGHT NEW ALBUM 'UNDIVIDED' OUT APRIL 3
NYC singer-songwriter Morley -- whom the New York Times said, "embodies modern-day New York femininity in all its multicultural finesse" – has drawn on her experience teaching teens from international conflict zones for the stunning new song "Wild Bird," which she first debuted live at the Blue Note. Her vocals are vulnerable and riveting on the plaintive song. She has also made a stunning new video shot on location in the Sahara Desert by Damani Baker ("Still Bill"), which premiered this week on National Geographic Music.
One of the ways in which she teaches is through songwriting. She says, "The goal is to encourage the students to communicate their life experience by evoking their universal emotions through music. I facilitate their collaboration with each other on the songs that they write, sharing their rhythms and harmonies suspends issues of borders, religion and race and reveals their humanity and interconnectedness. This process allows them to linger in the sacred space music can provide."
She reflects, "'Wild Bird' is a confessional song about finding a safe place to land in the world and in the heart. A look at how universal that search is and how many hearts and lives are lost. At times it has felt like I have had to be a soldier and fight to find it, a very lonely struggle but ultimately it has been within me all along...that safe space that no one and no physical place can be for me, even in the midst of emotional or political turbulence."
Morley is joined on 'Undivided' (out April 3) by a stellar cast of musicians including Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman), Raúl Midón, Dave Eggar, and the legendary David Amram (Thelonious Monk, Allen Ginsberg).
Since 2001, Face to Face | Faith to Faith has brought together hundreds of Christian, Jewish and Muslim teenagers from Northern Ireland, the Middle East, South Africa, and the U.S. to develop a new generation of leaders able to negotiate a multifaith global society.
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