Magic Spells and Musical Healing With Nailah Hunter

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Harpist and composer Nailah Hunter released her debut EP, Spells, in May of this year. She discusses how her music is an act of magical healing, her fascination with mythology, the importance of rest, and her choice to remain soft amidst the hard realities of 2020.


 
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Nailah Hunter // photo by Leah Case aka Angel Aura

Harpist and composer Nailah Hunter released her debut EP, ‘Spells,' in May of this year. Hunter says she sees composition as an act of magical healing and, as the title suggests, each song is like a spell. Her mystical approach to music-making has the power to transport listeners, while also allowing Hunter to deepen her connection with her Haitian roots.

In this interview with KEXP’s Dusty Henry, Hunter also explores mythology, the importance of rest, and her choice to remain soft amidst the hard realities of 2020.

“As a Black woman living in 2020, singing about dragons and princes and stuff is such a choice but I still feel like it is political in some ways,” Hunter says.  

Read the full interview here.

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