15 January 2012

“Women of Hope”

Spend any time at all on my BLOG and you will see that I am a big fan of TED.com. Here is very powerful song and visual salute to the women of the world, recorded and filmed at a TED event in New York in November. Inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi’s call to action, “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone,” was written and sung by up and coming musician “Morley”. She sings this powerful song at TEDxWomen in her deep and soulful voice.

Morely is a New York based singer/songwriter receiving incredible recognition and acclaim. Check out her website here – MORLEY.

QUOTES:
“Morley embodies modern-day NY femininity in all its multicultural finesse.”
(New York Times, Emerging Artist of the Year)

“Morley expertly combines an earthiness, sensuality, etherealness, intelligence and social consciousness, and melds it into sophisticated, globally-minded pop that would easily fit into your playlist amidst Sade, Joni Mitchell, Amadou & Mariam, Annie Lennox and Marvin Gaye”
-Bill Bragin

“Morley creates modern soul music – cerebral lyrics, sultry grooves and vocal sophistication.”
-Elle

“Morley is one of the outstanding voices of her generation, as a singer, songwriter and bandleader she’s in a class of her own, transcends all categories and is making a major contribution to contemporary music.”
-David Amram

“The music of Morley… love, kindness and hope at every bend.”
-Daniel Lanois

“Morley’s harmonically interesting low-key vibe is one that combines Nina Simone’s coy wisdom with Joan Armatrading’s vulnerable expressions of emotion.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

“Morley’s melodies sway with a quiet and stately grace, so that even in their sparse settings, her rich inflection creates a sense of deep purpose and conviction.”
-Performing Songwriter

“Morley lovingly weaves songs of love, trust, compassion, and honesty with her affectionate yet sultry voice…”
Jordan Richardson

“A beautiful combination of jazz and singer-songwriter with a pinch of country twang…Morley weaves it all in a mysterious cloak.”
The Celebrity Cafe

“Universal and spiritual conscious music for the 21st century.”
Raul Midon

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