Thanks for becoming a fan of Leana Song,
In this day and age, with the slow decline of record labels, musicians and music lovers are getting closer together. Though DIY communication is time consuming, I’m just happy that it’s possible for us to be in touch. Leana Song fans are such good people. Every show people tell us that the music was uplifting and grooving, but they also say how nice the vibe was. That’s why people continue to come out. The music and the vibe of the room. That’s the people. That’s YOU! So, thanks!
Leana Song really loves playing shows and we want to play more and more for you and the whole world. So , help us by spreading the word to your friends and coming out to the shows so they are all high energy and a great vibe.
- Leana Song
The band’s from Philadelphia, and the music’s a mixture of the Yoruban world in the Americas: hard to sort out what’s left over from all the slaveries around all these American parts and what’s new — but it’s beautiful. There are electric guitars and drums and acoustic basses and big coros and songs to the Orishas redone, and a sense of grace that comes out in the layering of voices and instruments. The band’s led by Shawn Hennessey, a guitarist and percussionist and he’s done a great job; there’s not much like this, and I want to keep listening to it. Also, it balances between form and freedom, and never falls over in its openness. Not predictable and most certainly special. Hope there’s a Volume 2 on the way.
(Peter Watrous, 25-Sep-08)
Hey Leana Song family,
Leana Song is featured as an editor’s pick in this months issue of Descarga Review from Descarga.com!!!!
If you don’t know about Descarga.com :?:?:?:?:?: It is the internet’s most dedicated resource for Latin dance music CDs, DVDs and information. Specializing in Salsa, Latin Jazz, Timba, Rumba, Lucumí, Afro-Cuban, Bomba, Plena, Boogalú and more!
Very nice surprise… a review is to follow, but it comes highly recommended by Bruce Polin,
the main guy over there.
Spread the word here is the site:
You can puchase Orisha Love Songs at :
27 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 922-3855
Main Street Music in Manayunk!
4444 Main St
Philadelphia, PA 19127-1312
Phone: (215) 487-7732.
“Orisha Love Songs Vol. 1” will be featured on Philly’s Classical and Jazz Station 90.1FM, WRTI on Friday August 22 at 10 pm!
Be sure to listen in to the interview with Shawn Hennessey and Michael J. Harrison on the long running program “The Bridge”.
They will be discussing how “Orisha Love Songs Vol.1” was made, the history and the future of the ensemble, and a few members of Leana Song might even play live!
90.1FM in Philly and surrounding areas.
or listen on line at www.wrti.org!