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Atlanta Singer Victoria Canal Blends Music, Social Activism

Atlanta singer Victoria Canal toured in New York City this summer and is performing in the Atlanta area this week.
Atlanta singer Victoria Canal toured in New York City this summer and is performing in the Atlanta area this week.
Credit / Courtesy of Victoria Canal at instagram.com/vickycanal

 

Atlanta is a city where artists come to get their start. Sometimes they even come from the other side of the world, like Victoria Canal.

For “City Lights,” Nancy Hoddinott sat down with the Spanish-born singer, pianist and ukulele player, who turns 17 years old on Tuesday, to find out why she chose Atlanta.

Canal’s been touring the East Coast and mid-Atlantic states this summer, and is eager to perform around Atlanta this month.

“The more intimate I’m able to get with an audience, in terms of vulnerability and songwriting, is a gift for me,” Canal said. “And hopefully it’s a gift for them too, to be able to carve a minute out of their day and receive what I’m trying to give to them.”

Canal talked about using music as a form of activism. She’s partnering “Little Girl,” a song she wrote about child sex trafficking with an organization working to address the issue.

 

She also performed an original song, “Sailing Blue,” with her ukulele in the studio.

Canal will be appearing in the Atlanta area later this week: At the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley on Thursday, at the Variety Playhouse on Friday and at the Unity North Church in East Cobb on Sunday.