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Broadway World

"Amy has been a force since she was in high school. She's a self-described "woman of color hollerin' about politics" and watching her perform has the same thrill I associate with a young Nina Simone. She's a breathtaking combination of profound craft in service of raw emotion, and her music and poetry reflect the urgency of the moment that MCC is seeking in our own work. We are grateful that we once had the chance to teach her, and humbled that we now have the chance to learn from her," - Will Cantler, Co-Artistic Director of MCC Theater.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Tony-Winner-Laurie-Metcalf-Will-Be-Honored-at-MCCs-2018-MISCAST-Gala-20171018

Huffington Post

"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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/poet-amy-leon-self-care_us_582a09bee4b02d21bbc9e168

New York Times

"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."

https://nyti.ms/2vpJZqU

Atwood Magazine

"It's rare that a song provides listeners with a history lesson. It’s even rarer still that a song would use a history lesson to shed light on some of its country’s most pressing issues, and provide a commentary and call to action. But that’s exactly what singer, writer, and spoken word artist Amy León does in her powerful song “Burning in Birmingham.” - Atwood Magazine

http://atwoodmagazine.com/burning-in-birmingham-amy-leon/

BBC interview | Women Rally Against Trump

http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37698335

Speciwomen Interview

http://www.speci-women.com/music

bio

Amy León is a musician, poet, activist and 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. She is the author of two collections of poetry: the water under the bridge and Mouth Full of Concrete and just released her debut album, Something Melancholy. She is currently working on a new play and her next EP, while anxiously awaiting the release of her first childrens book via Walker Books in 2019. 

 

DEBUT ALBUM | SOMETHING MELANCHOLY

 
 

 

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CONTACT

amyleonmusic@gmail.com

(917)686-0250