and with Junior Kusi at the piano
lenght 1 hour
reservation required on the website www.mast.org
Amyra (fka Amy León) is an incredible musician, a poet, an activist and an educator. She performs frequently all over New York and has toured numerous times throughout Europe performing in collaboration with the BBC, Roundhouse, The Battersea Arts Center, Amnesty International and more. An alumna of the Nuyorican Slam Team, she fuses music and poetry through powerfully transparent performances focusing on social inequalities while celebrating love, blackness and what it means to be woman. Her confident, sultry vocals, and emotive instrumentals will keep you entranced on this journey of pure sonic bliss.
She is the author of two collections of poetry: the water under the bridge and Mouth Full of Concrete, and has just released her debut album, Something Melancholy. Amy is currently working on a new play and her next EP, while anxiously awaiting the release of her first children’s book via Walker Books in 2019.
«Amy Leon’s voice bursts through the constraints of technical proficiency like sunbeams through a window; her words are strong, personal and enlightening» – Huffington Post
«There was also that moment when an extraordinary singer and composer named Amy Leon (who sang Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of Hollis Brown”) asked the audience to breathe in and breathe out, breathe in and breathe out, and then, finally, yell as loud as it could on the exhale. Prettier sounds were heard that night, but that collective scream best summed up the experience» – The New York Times