By Marilyn Lester .
Lincoln Center’s long-running American Songbook series has dedicated this Spring season to “the significance of globalization in today’s music and the incredible exchange of cultures, American and beyond, that plays a part in music-making.” That box was assuredly ticked with Jaime Lozano’s Songs by an Immigrant. In a generous set, the songwriter presented an eclectic mix of his work, most from his album of the same name, a song-cycle of the challenges of the first – and second – generation newcomers to the USA, particularly in finding a new home, learning a new language, dealing with discrimination, pursuing the American Dream and searching for ways to build bridges.
A soaring Latinx line-up hits the heights in ‘Jaime Lozano’s Songs by an Immigrant’ at the Kaplan Penthouse in NYC’s Lincoln Center- DC METRO THEATRE ARTS
For his headliner debut at the legendary Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the tremendously talented, always effervescent, Mexican-born musical multi-hyphenate Jaime Lozano brought his signature humor and heart, along with members of his all-Latinx all-star “Familia” of artists, to the lofty Kaplan Penthouse for a sensational evening of his original Songs by an Immigrant. The sold-out one-night-only concert, presented as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook: A World of Voices series, featured a set list of thirteen numbers from his popular eponymous album and new works performed publicly for the very first time, all of which hit the heights and filled the room with a spirit of joy, compassion, and camaraderie.
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