U.S. jazz singer 'blessed' to be Muslim
Islam is education of truth, says Della Miles who has worked with global stars such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston
"Islam is an education. Education of the truth. I am very blessed to become a Muslim," Della Miles told Anadolu Agency after a concert in the Manavgat district of the Mediterranean city of Antalya in southern Turkey.
Saying she decided to live in Turkey since she loves Turkish people and culture, Miles expressed her happiness to live in the Dalyan district of the southwest province of Mugla saying: "Dalyan is a wonder of nature."
Miles performs in TV programs and projects in the country, and has also planned duets with Turkish singers.
She added that she would perform in the Bodrum district of Mugla.
Referring to her conversation with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Miles said this meeting was pleasing.
He behaved like we were close friends and showed his amity, she added.
Also a songwriter, Miles took to the stage with German actor and musician Marius Muller-Westernhagen. In 2012, she took a leading role in the American opera Lulu and later portrayed the wife of former U.S. President Barack Obama in Hope - The Obama Musical Story.