Miriam Lieberman - This Is The Story
Brand new album. Recorded in Mali and Sydney.
With a voice that has been described as ‘both
heart breaking and uplifting, Miriam's tales are presented rich, deep
and resonating, not only lyrically but musically” –Drum Media
Pulling from the traditions of Latin, West African and Contemporary
folk, Miriam accompanies her powerful vocals with kora – the 21 stringed
African harp, acoustic guitar and even balaphone (West African
“It's the ultimate musical experience for those that like listening to
voice song and soulful grooves”. She performs solo as a duo with cellist
Kate Adams as a five piece with her group of stellar musicians
including multi percussionist Blair Greenberg and guitar master Rick
Falkiner and double bass.
With a sellout launch and songs nominated for one of the 2010 Music Oz
awards, Rhythms Magazine called her previous album ‘Wakeli' enchanting and
catchy'. ABC Limelight gave it a ‘highly recommend' review' and
Diaspora online magazine said “ Her pure voice floats effortlessly over
rich West African Rhythms weaving in and out of English, Susu and
Malenke - tribal languages of West Africa”.
Miriam's music continues on a line of adventure having just returned
from 3 months in Mali, after receiving one of the 2010 JB Seed grants to
further study kora under world renowned master Toumani Diabate. She is
soon to release her third album penned in Mali. Its set to bring back
more of that mix of songs infused with an adventurous spirit, infectious
African rhythms and stories that leave you warm and uplifted
Her first album ‘Naked Without My Cello' was made possible by the
Australia council and Completed in 2004. As well as creating a dedicated
fan base, it propelled Miriam and Cellist Kate Adams onto the festival
circuit around Australia.
Aside from playing as a soloist and with her band Some of her favourite
musical experiences include performing in festivals and schools across
Australia as narrator and musician for puppet theatre company Gongoma,
performing at this years Voice of Bamako festival in Mali, performing at
the 2006 Guinean national jazz festival headlined by Ali Farka Toure,
touring remote communities of NT Australia and performing to sellout
crowds as vocalist for the acclaimed dance piece ‘The Firebird.'