Arbol Azul

Giselle Lee Hausman

About Giselle Lee Hausman

Gisun 지선 is a multicultural Canadian artist. Having studied vocal jazz performance at the New School and global entertainment business at Berklee, her songwriting in both English and Spanish revolves around latin and soul-inspired music. Through her experiences navigating themes of identity, heritage and belonging, she creates community connectivity and healing through music. Since 2017, she has released three EP’s: Suspiras, Partes, and Fin in collaboration with musicians and sound engineers in New York, Valencia, Toronto, and Vancouver. Her single release, Gracias a la Vida, has been featured on numerous CBC Music programs as well as on the Strombo Show. Gisun performed at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Carnaval del Sol, Vancouver Car Free Day Festival, Sofar Sounds (Toronto, Seattle, & Vancouver), and Vancouver Pride Festival. Currently, Gisun is working on her first full-length album with musicians such as Amanda Martinez, Alper Tuzcu, and Sebastián Prada. 

About Arbol Azul

During this year of Shmita, I am rethinking the world in which I live and how to make a positive impact as a multicultural artist. I have truly honed in on the concept of rest, releasing debts, resolving any disputes, and opening my heart to global communities through musical connectivity. With the new album I’m working on, Arbol Azul, I tap into messages of identity and hope that are relatable on a personal scale. The inspiration for this new album developed over a year of songwriting and the idea of making it an album was born during the start of the pandemic. As I reflected deeply and had more quiet time than ever, I was able to write about themes such as culture, identity, gender, heritage, language, and portray those elements through my music. As a multi-ethnic and lingual artist, I would like those pieces of my background to intentionally shine through this global project.