NEW YORKERS: MORLEY AT JOE'S PUB APRIL 7
NPR has aired a 17-minute segment on and music and life of New York folk-soul artist Morley. NPR's Jacki Lyden said, "['Undivided'] blends world rhythms with folk, soul, and pop [and] one of the things that your work does it bring people together."
Morley and Lyden talk about the artist growing up in the diversity of Jamaica, Queens; how she wrote 30 songs in the desert after playing at the Nomad Women's Cultural Festival on the border of Algeria with the elders and children of the area; choreographing for Max Roach and Alvin Ailey; working with teens from conflict regions on conflict resolution with the organization Face To Face | Faith To Faith and how that inspired her to write "Be The One"; playing for the Dalai Lama; and how music heals and brings people together.
NPR also played excerpts from the songs "On My Way," "To Begin Again," "Be The One," "Wild Bird" from 'Undivided' and "Women of Hope"
Morley will perform at Joe's Pub in NYC on April 7; Room 5 in LA April 23; and Johnny D's in Boston May 11.
Stream 'Undivided' in its entirety this week at AOL Music.