The Calling Voice

Journalist Anny Celsi talks with singer and composer Moira Smiley about the surprising musical connections between Appalachia, Ireland, and the Balkans.

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The women begin to step and clap, beating on their chests and thighs, eyes closed to focus together on the rhythm they’re creating with their bodies. …

To hear VOCO is to be transported across waters, across worlds, across time.

Moira Smiley: “What I love about old music, is that there is a sense of your smallness in the big story, and that your song is about reaching out into the unknown and… with your voice as a searchlight.”

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