We had the good fortune of connecting with Lamar Lacañgan and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lamar, how do you think about risk?
My life began with my mother taking a risk, she was only 17 when she had me. She risked everything. Growing up in an extremely strict home, her father was from The Philippines, and it was forbidden to have children with a black man, especially at that age of 17. She literally was on the abortion table, about to abort me until something said, “Don’t you abort that child.” She ran from the clinic and faced the judgement of her father, the discrimination that she would face having a half black baby…

With that being the beginning of my life? When I think about risk, if my whole heart, soul, and mind are set? You’ll get every bit of me that I can offer. And I’ve taken many big risks to get to where I am today. ‘I am truly blessed!” And because of those risks my life has encouraged many lives across this planet.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
This journey of music has taken me all over the planet, working with Katy Perry, Kirk Franklin, P.O.D. and even film doing a cameo appearance along side of Carrie Underwood in the blockbuster film Soul Surfer (The story of Bethany Hamilton). I just use my last name Lacañgan (La-Kon-Yon) as my stage name.

Lots of prayer, patience, learning, and recognizing the opportunity when it presented itself was the key for me overcoming and going through challenges as they presented themselves.

At the end of my life, my legacy, will be that I gave it all, everything I had to offer. No more songs left within me, no more music to play, but the lessons of my life will still read like present day news.

That’s my brand. So, I started (along with my partners) Sisu Collective to help dreamers release their dreams. We work in music, film, web & graphic design (and everything in between) helping to guide and release those dreams once a dreamer or visionary is ready to take that risk of releasing that vision and dream our team at Sisu Collective will be ready for them!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Honestly? I’m such an introvert! My home is the most real, raw intimate and best experience I could ever offer anyone. A home cooked meal laughs around the dinner table, I’ve seen much of the world, but nothing is more beautiful than home.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
God 1st, my wife Rosemarie, my children my mother, my family and friends. Numerous people that continually pray for me, my mentors and the few men who keep me accountable in this life.

Website: https://lacangan.live/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officiallacangan/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lacanganlive

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lacanganlive/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_2jhGNVm_R1qWeQ-iFuHeQ

Other: Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/1843fHXy1f4fmgXMzXl9o8

Image Credits
1st 2 pictures “Depicted by DLH” 3rd picture “Aprill Manriquez” 4th picture is our company logo

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