“Suonavamo perché l’Oceano è grande, e fa paura, suonavamo perché la gente non sentisse passare il tempo, e si dimenticasse dov’era, e chi era. Suonavamo per farli ballare, perché se balli non puoi morire, e ti senti Dio.”

"We played because the Ocean is big, and it scares, we played so people could not feel the time passing away, and could forget where they were, and who they were. We played to make them dance, because if you dance you can not die, and you feel like God."

"Michael Leonard was born in Paris, France, 1960.

From 1968 he attended, the well known free," Summerhill school" in England until 1971 to continue his schooling in England.

While there, he taught himself to play the piano by ear from listening to music on the radio 1973-1980.

He went to art school to become a graphic artist and later a teacher of English to foreing students.

Michael has now been living in Casablanca Morocco... since 1997, where he composes his music.

His Father Herman Leonard was born in Pennsylvania USA to become internationally renowned and recognized photographer by his Black and White smoky-Jazz photographs of musicians like Miles Davies, Billy Holiday, Dexter Gordon etc..

His mother of Algerian Nationality, born in Casablanca a beautifully well-respected of Algerian Nationality, by many well-known actors, artists, writers, singers, painters, authors, including members of the Moroccan royal family."


released August 7, 2018


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