Berklee Summer in the CityMiriam Elhajli
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Her sound recalls Joan Baez and Buffy Sainte-Marie along with a touch of Delta Blues, so it's difficult to believe singer-songwriter Miriam Elhajli is only 19. Last summer Elhajli traveled to London, where she played at renowned venues including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Leigh On Sea Folk Festival, and The Troubadour Club.
Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a town with a rich history of folk music, Elhajli is of Venezuelan and Moroccan descent. She became interested in the folkloric music of her heritage early on and learned to sing in Spanish and French. Last summer Elhajli traveled alone to London and ended up playing at some of the most renowned clubs and festivals in England, such as The Cambridge Folk Festival, Leigh On Sea Folk Festival, and The Troubadour Club. Elhajli is a performance major and an English minor at Berklee. She intends to become a philosopher.