Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Patrizia Laquidara-- Italian Singer & Songwriter Makes Her Debut In New York City.

Italian singer and songwriter Patrizia Laquidara unites the world’s most seductive cultures in one spell-binding sound:
Born in Catania, Sicily and raised in Italy’s Veneto region, it was a post conservatory hiatus in Brazil that set Patrizia’s artistic course through a transatlantic musical love affair that connects Italy and the Iberian peninsula with South America. Patrizia writes and performs her own captivating pan-Latin mix of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Her most recent album, 2007’s Funambola (Tight Rope Walker) was produced in New York City by Arto Lindsay and Patrick Dillett. It features musicians such as Mauro Refosco (David Byrne, Forro in the Dark, Bebel Gilberto) and Smokey Hormel (Beck, Tom Waits). In addition to Patrizia’s originals, Funambola includes compositions by some of Italy’s leading new-generation writers such as Pacifico and Joe Barbieri

Patrizia’s voice can be heard in film and television soundtracks in Italy, Spain and Portugal. A musician’s musician she has competed in Italy’s Premio Tenco and San Remo Festival, the country’s two leading events for both critics and the public. A seasoned festival performer, Patrizia was chosen by fellow Catania native Carmen Consoli to appear on an all star-women’s tribute concert at 2007’s Etna Fest.

Her musical sound is truly unique and very soothing, a wonderful mix of genres. I know New York will welcome her with open arms. She's currently touring parts of California and Seattle, but for the New Yorkers who haven't seen or heard of her yet, this will be the debut. Listen to her myspace music page for a preview of her gorgeous voice.

She's also making a guest appearance with our very own talented and unique, Italian singer & songwriter: Jovanotti. Check the listing below for concert info.

7/19 Zebulon Brooklyn, NY
7/20 Nublu* New York, NY
*Special Guest of Jovanotti & Soleluna NY LAB
7/21 Highline Ballroom New York, NY

Patrizia Laquidara Photo by Luigi De Frenza

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