Finding Home Within: Introducing Singer/Songwriter Florencia Rusiñol
My parents are from Argentina, yet I was born in Canada and grew up in East Tennessee, and have since lived in many other places. While living in Ecuador, I wrote “Home” which essentially is an homage to the “third-culture kid” phenomenon, when your parents are from another country than the one you grew up in, and you do not fully identify with either their culture or the one around you. Throughout the song, I realize that rather than looking for a culture or a place to be my “home”, I must look inside myself to feel truly at home.
Florencia Rusiñol is a life-long singer and songwriter born in 1992. Although she was born in Canada, and grew up in the US, her Argentine parents poured the music of Latin America into her from an early age. With all the music flowing around her, it was nearly impossible for her not to want to become a professional musician, and began working towards that by performing wherever she could during high school, singing everything from choral music to jazz standards. In 2015, Florencia graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a degree in Music Therapy. Florencia was thrilled to be able to combine her passion for music and her desire to make a difference in the world with this profession. Still, she never lost her love of composing and performing. She now lives in Johnson City, TN and performs with her band Florencia & the Feeling across the Southeast. Find Florencia & the Feeling’s tour dates, Florencia’s music and more at www.florenciarusinol.com.