Miriam Elhajli
Miriam Elhajli. Photo: Alfred Coleman

Bang on a Can Music Series: Miriam Elhajli

Sunday, December 4, 2022
4 pm–5 pm
Free with admission

Celebrating the twelfth season of collaboration, Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum present a concert series in the Museum’s garden and galleries.

On December 4, join us for a solo performance of new songs by Miriam Elhajli, a folk singer, composer-improviser, and musicologist whose work is influenced by the rich musical traditions of her Venezuelan, Moroccan and North American heritage. Elhajli’s debut LP Observations was released in 2020 on her independent label Numina Records. The Uncertainty of Signs was released in February 2022.

“Songwriter Miriam Elhajli has carved out a distinctive sound that draws equally on jazz, 70s South American nuevo cancion and levantine sounds … She cuts loose with an expressive, constantly mutable voice, likes fingerpicking her acoustic guitar in odd tunings and writes intriguing, thoughtfully imagistic lyrics.” – New York Music Daily

Tickets for the concert include full admission to the Museum. Advance reservations are recommended.  

Miriam Elhajli is an interdisciplinary improviser questioning along the fringes of song, folklore, and eco-poetics, living between Brooklyn and New Orleans. She works as an archivist at the Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax & is currently producing various records to be released on her independent label Numina Records. miriamelhajli.com

Now in its twelfth season, the Bang on a Can | Artists at Noguchi series features musicians performing an inclusive blend of music from across genres and across the world. noguchi.org/bangonacan



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