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Amy LaCour: Soul, Poetry, & Strings

  • Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Vocalist and songwriter, Amy LaCour, returns to the Poppy to workshop selections from Any Place But Here, a new song cycle (a set of related songs performed in a sequence) for voice and string quartet.

Any Place But Here explores the human themes of movement, identity, and expansion as reflected through the Great Migration, and using African-American poetry as lyrics. Amy‘s songs convey a young African-American male character migrating out of the South and heading toward an unnamed urban center. The music speaks of hope as a guiding force, the drive towards dignity, and the search for the elusive feeling of belonging in a hostile nation.

Earlier Event: August 21
Later Event: September 12
Amaranth @ Legion Listening Series