'Harpist from the Hood' follows path of musical Destiny | KALW

'Harpist from the Hood' follows path of musical Destiny

Feb 14, 2019

When she was a child, Stephanie Louis developed a strong connection to the harp after watching a performance on I Love Lucy. But it took decades for her to change her career, city, and even her name to fulfill her passion: music. Today, audiences know her as Destiny Muhammad, the 'Harpist from the Hood'.

"You gotta set the vision so high that it scares you."

Her new album, Sonic Legacy, is a tribute to the legendary jazz harpist Alice Coltrane. Destiny talks about her journey from Compton to composer.

Destiny’s Storytime Concert is this Sunday at the Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts in Oakland.