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Soundtrack | Daniel Lamar & The Storytellers

January 22, 20232:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free with museum admission.

A man in a lavender suit stands in a magenta-colored room.

Daniel Lamar. Photo: David Shepherd.

About the Event

Contemporary sound-based artists transform your MCA experience on a select day of the month with custom soundtracks reflecting their perspective of works on view in the museum. DJ sets and bands occupy spaces in the museum as the building itself amplifies their sound constructions. For this Soundtrack, Daniel Lamar & The Storytellers perform original arrangements in response to Enter the Mirror.

Originating in African American communities in the 1950s, soul music is defined by its roots in rhythm and blues and gospel. Soul music has transcended the times by being one of the most popular ways to paint pictures through lyrics, spirit, and soul’s freedom of expression. Lamar brings all these elements together while adding his own flare, with hints of funk, to tell his side of the story through song and soul.

This Soundtrack is organized by Otez Gary, Community Engagement Manager, with the Community Engagement team.

About the Artist

Daniel Lamar is a R&B/soul singer, song writer, producer, musician, open mic/live music showcase host, and reality TV personality. Having grown up in the church on the West Side of Chicago, Lamar created his own signature sultry sound with influences like the Clark Sisters, Whitney Houston, Musiq Soulchild, Luther Vandross, and many more. He has had the opportunity to work with and sing background for artists including Jennifer Hudson, blues icon Nellie Tiger Travis, Jenipher Jones, and many others. Lamar also sings in several Chicago corporate bands including Frankie Parker and The Gentlemen, The 479, and Funktastic Productions.

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Soundtrack Session: Daniel Lamar & The Storytellers

Watch Daniel Lamar & The Storytellers perform at the MCA Edlis Neeson Theater in this coproduction between Vocalo and the MCA.

Produced by Vocalo and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2023.