We had the good fortune of connecting with Angelica Nor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angelica Nor, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I was born in a very artistic Family. My grandfather was a violinist in the Symphony of Colombia and then in the Symphony of Orlando. My grandmother a classical dancer, and my mother Sandra Sarmiento was a director and choreographer of the dance group “Las Super Notas” in the biggest musical show in Colombia, “El Show de Jimmy”. I have always been interested in art and I have tried many forms such as painting and drawing but the one that really caught my eye was music. Since then I realized I love to perform, write lyrics, produce, and express myself through sound.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a producer, singer, and songwriter. I make music influenced by rap, alternative, and trip hop. All my music has been produced and written by me. Just as I love to express myself through my music, I love to do it through visuals. As an early artist I have a well-developed and well-rounded way of audiovisual expression. I have a team that works with me to set up visual content like photoshoots, music videos, set design, wardrobe and more. I am super excited for all the projects my team and I have ready for this year and it’s been so much fun working on new music and trying new sounds. Can’t wait for you to hear!
Being an artist can be exceedingly difficult. An artist basically swims the opposite way the stream flows which isn’t the easiest way to swim. Getting to where I am now was also not quite easy for me either. It took some confusion and a few thoughtful nights wondering if I had what it takes to become the artist I wanted to be. Being an artist seemed so effortless and almost freeing (which is true most of the time), but the truth is art is not easy. Art takes hard work and dedication. Every day you take a step to be better and it’s something you must constantly practice. One thing I have learned is to have confidence in oneself, because you are the only one that can push yourself forward.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
During the day I would show them around Wynwood, Downtown, The beach, Design District, all of that. I would take them out to eat at a Sushi bar or a Colombian Restaurant like Manantial Market or Mondongos. During the night though, I would take them to a hole in the wall rave, punk, or rap show. So many shows are going on you can easily stay up all night. My favorite things to do in Miami is eat at restaurants and go to concerts. Small ones, big ones, all kinds. Hopefully, my friends will come around the time of year that III Points is going on. III Points is one of the best festivals in Miami.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank all my friends and family that have helped me succeed and have always been there to support me with their love and talent. I want to thank my mom for also supporting the vision and helping me channel my creativity. I want to thank Nicolas Casanova for always pushing me to be better and having my back. I want to thank Ana Maria for being my social media expert and to Hodson Entertainment for hosting me as an artist and allowing me to be a part of their team.
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