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Lil' Drummer Girl


Oct 31, 2018

Victoria Canal is with us on today's show.  She is currently on tour with Michael Franti. 

 

Victoria was born in without her right forearm due to amniotic band syndrome. Noone or nothing can stop Victoria.  Her sheer will and determination will prove that her musical talent as a songwriter, singer and keyboardist will carry her to the top and stay there for years to come.

Victoria has lived all around the world, including Dubai, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Amsterdam.  She's a mix of Cuban and American descent but refers to herself as Spanish-American because Spain is where she was raised most of her life.

 

She began playing piano as early as 6 years old and now, at 20 she's a force to be reckoned with.

 

She's been on tour with Michael Franti and was generous to give us a live interview.  So we're on the bus chatting it up.  

 

I just love what she says about life:

"In life what I found to be crucial is to have direction and it doesn't matter how many times you change direction just as long as you're not floating. 

So if you know you're going somewhere and if you don't know where you're going, you're not going to go anywhere at all, but if you decide where to go, even if it takes you unexpected ways and you end up somewhere else, at least you went somewhere!"

Today Victoria discusses:

  • How she started taking piano lessons at age 6 with her grandma.
  • How she has lived in over 100 places around the globe.
  • How she decided to go to school online rather than a brick and mortar school.
  • Manifestation and the reality of it.
  • Her method of writing her songs and music.

And so much more, so get your headphones out and check out Victoria Canal's interview. 

Here's a bit of footage from her live show at the Jannus Live:

Victoria Live in Action

Want to play keyboards?

Nord Electro 5D 73 Velocity Sensitive 73-Key Semi-Weighted Waterfall Keyboard (NELECTRO5D-73)

 

Here's a similar "harmonizer" Victoria refers to in her show:

Harmonizer

 

Here's a video of Michael Franti and Victoria's new song they collaborated on: Flower In the Gun

One of my favorite songs by Victoria:

Not Afraid

Stay in touch with Victoria:

Instagram - @victoriacanal

Facebook - Victoria Canal

 

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Rock On & Rock Out!

Dawn-Marie 

XO