Miriam Lieberman

This Sydney based singer songwriter has an unmistakable voice and is well known for her songwriting, accompanying herself with her own unique style on the kora – West African harp / guitar.  Miriam draws her influences from far and wide – having most notably spent long periods of time studying traditional music in West Africa with local musicians including celebrated kora player Toumani Diabate. She’s now created her own unique style.  Her songs seamlessly blend African influences with folk infused melodies. In essence, they are a collection of stories, beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her emotive voice.  Miriam is joined by exceptional string players – violinist Susie Bishop (Chaika / Hinterland) and viola player Carl St. Jacques ( Miami Symphony) . They have been busy touring the latest album Full Circle around the country – A work that Rhythms magazine described as A thing of intoxicating beauty”(Nov 2016) Miriam’s previous album Birds Of The Moon (Nov 2014) made Album Of The Week on Radio National, had rave reviews in the Herald, The Age, The Music and The Australian.  She has toured extensively with her trio/solo around the country, and performed at festivals internationally including Indonesia, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, Mali and Guinea.

Miriam has been described as “something of a renaissance woman…Somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the earthy mystique of African rhythms and freaky world instruments.”

 

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