Laura Lizcano will be presenting a preview of the music from her upcoming album Daughter of the Sea as a series of three intimate performances, featuring Erin Busch on cello, Jake Kelberman on guitar, and Lizcano on vocals and ukulele.
Written largely during quarantine, Daughter of the Sea is an internal look into Lizcano’s life, addressing a wide range of topics from breaking generational traumas and grappling with immigrant identity, to sexual desire and learning radical self-love. Featuring tracks sung in both English and Lizcano’s native Spanish, the album is a reflection of her experiences with and feelings of belonging to something bigger than the boxed identities imposed by culture and society.
Lyrically, the album pulls inspiration from singer-songwriters like Fiona Apple, Mon Laferte and Regina Spektor, while it is influenced musically by the likes of Paul Simon, David Bowie and American composer, Caroline Shaw. The artist’s love for classical music is apparent on Daughter of the Sea, with the esteemed Daedalus Quartet performing instrumental interludes throughout the album and providing instrumentation on several key tracks. The interludes were composed by Philly composer Erin Bush.
Appropriate for ages 13+
This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater, dance, circus, music, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret, pop-up events, workshops, artist talkbacks, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org.
Some light sexual themes will be touched upon.
Health & Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.
Laura Lizcano – Vocals/ Ukulele
Erin Busch – Cello
Jacok Kelberman – Guitar
About the Artist
Laura Lizcano is a Colombian-born singer-songwriter. Influenced by artists like Norah Jones and Natalia Lafourcade, Lizcano combines her formal training as a jazz vocalist with her love for folk and pop music. This combination of styles is evident within her own lyrically-driven compositions. Lizcano has performed at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for the Sittin In’ Series at Innovation Studio and at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York City as the featured vocalist for the Temple University Big Band. She has also opened for Gaby Moreno and Sammy Miller and the Congregation at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Most recently, she has been featured in the virtual Wawa Welcome America Festival and Philadelphia’s iconic Philly Folk Fest in 2020 and 2021. She follows her self-released debut EP, Chance on Me (2018), with her first full-length studio album, Heart, which is now available on all streaming platforms. Her new album, Daughter of the Sea, will be out in the fall of 2022.