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Join CT Folk on Facebook Live stream for a virtual Folk Friday performance by Alisa Amador!

Please register at: bit.ly/alisaamador

Stream the show on Friday from this link!

Friday, July 17th at 7:30pm
$15 Suggested Donation

Donations welcome to support the artist, CT Folk, and the ACLU, which works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Alisa Amador’s music is a synthesis of the many styles she’s voraciously absorbed: rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. With a sound described by Vance Gilbert as, “Shawn Colvin meets Joni Mitchell has lunch with Amy Winehouse meets Suzanne Vega and Diana Krall,” and NPR calls, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams,” her soulful singing, poetically incisive lyrics, and syncopated rhythms, are likely to make you cry, laugh and dance all within one set.

Check out this brief interview to get to know Alisa Amador!

 

How has performing virtually changed the way you approach a performance? What challenges (or benefits) do you find in performing virtually and/or staying connected to your audience?

Performing virtually has had some unexpected silver linings. Over the last few months, I’ve done things I never imagined I would do during a concert: I’ve done a headstand while singing, interviewed my dog, I’ve shown the camera my fledgling plant collection, and played Pictionary long-distance with audience members. I dearly miss the shared energy of being present with an audience, in person. But, I know they are still there! Behind their computer, wishing to be in the same space, too. So with a little (or a lot) of creativity, and a whole lot of heart, even virtual concerts have poignant moments of human connection.

 

Can you share a guilty pleasure that has helped get you through this time of social distancing / staying at home?

Together with friends and family, I started a shared playlist – a playlist of music that makes you dance – we schedule a zoom meeting, we press play at the same time, and we have a dance party. It’s been such a joy.

 

Any good books, movies or TV viewing that you’ve enjoyed and would recommend?

I’ve been re-reading a stunning anthology called “This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color”. This book holds poignant perspectives and clear directives for a better world. Inspiring and empowering. Read it ASAP!

 

Tell us more about your connection to Argentina.

I lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in my early twenties. There I met Mica Ipiñazar and Facundo Parla – two stunning musicians and songwriters who head the band Opalira. They welcomed me into a community of inspiring songwriters, and taught me an important lesson in doing so. At the time, I had written but one song in Spanish, and yet they still accepted and celebrated my voice as an artist-person. I realized that is exactly what Folk music is about: listening, welcoming, and uplifting all voices, regardless of where they’re from; creating a space through music where everyone who listens feels held, seen, respected. I proudly dedicate myself to this work.