Songwriter Miriam Elhajli has carved out a distinctive sound that draws equally on jazz, 70s South American nuevo cancion and levantine sounds, reflecting her Venezuelan-Moroccan heritage. 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

"Miriam Elhajli has created something really outstanding, unique, and heartfelt" -David Amram

"Eclectic, with a soaring voice" - New York Music Daily

"A haunting voice" - The New York Times

Miriam Elhajli is 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 currently lives in New York City where she performs and works as a researcher at The Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax. Elhajli's debut LP "Observations" was released this spring on her independent label Numina Records. Elhajli's sophomore album "The Uncertainty of Signs" was released 2/22/22.