April 11 – April 18, 2018 (Bishkek-Kyrgyz Republic, Fergana-Uzbekistan) – The U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic is conducting a series of concerts featuring the Gina Chavez. This tour is dedicated to celebrating spring and partnership between the American and Kyrgyzstani people. With the exception of the Gina Chavez’s performance at the Bishkek Jazz Festival, all events are free to the public.
On April 11, the Gina Chavez will kick off their tour at the American Corner in Kant, where they will conduct master classes for young people, musicians and local residents. Gina Chavez will travel to Osh on April 14 to perform at A. Novoi School in Aravan village (Osh Region) at 11:00. Musicians will give a master class to children at the Special General Boarding School for Blind and Visually Impaired Children in Osh at 15:00. Gina Chavez will also perform in Fergana, Uzbekistan on April 15.
Gina Chavez will conclude their tour with a free concert at Asia Mall on April 18 at 18:00, to which all Bishkek residents are invited at no cost. Throughout their time in the Kyrgyz Republic, Gina Chavez will work with students to develop their musical skills at master classes, which will take place at Bishkek’s M. Kurenkeev Music School and the American Corners in Kant and Bishkek.
American and a multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress Gina Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner. Her bilingual record, Up.Rooted, topped both the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on National Public Radio’s (NPR) All Things Considered https://www.npr.org/2014/04/18/304574157/on-latest-album-gina-chavez-unearths-her-latin-roots, and has been hailed by The Boston Globe, USA Today, and Texas Monthly.
Her Tiny Desk Concert made NPR’s top 15 of 2015. Fresh off a nine-country tour as a Cultural Ambassador with the U.S. State Department, Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs take audiences on a journey through the Americas, blending the sounds and rhythms of the region with tension and grace.
NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRZi4QQEGBI
“Like an Animal” (Live at KUTX) https://youtu.be/lO0SL0-16gU
“Siete-D” (Live on Balcony TV) https://youtu.be/sfZxUspVcnw
“Maiz” (On Location with KUTX) https://youtu.be/GMvJjl9HB34
Media representatives interested to cover the events may contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office by email at BishkekPAS@state.gov or by phone 0312 597000, 0770 770299.
Schedule of events:
|April 11, Wednesday||09:30-10:40||
Musical press- conference at Chicken Star
(36 Erkindik boulevard, Bishkek)
Master class for American Corners visitors and Kant residents (5 Malikov str, Kant)
American Night with Gina Chavez at Chicken Star
(36 Erkindik boulevard, Bishkek)
|April 12, Thursday||10:00-11:00||
Master class for young musicians of M.Kurenkeev Music School (162 Panfilov str., Bishkek)
|April 13, Friday||20:00- 21:00||
Concert at JAZZ Festival
(Toktogul Satylganov Philarmonic Hall, Bishkek)
|April 14, Saturday||11:00-12:00||Concert at A. Novoi school in Aravan village of Osh oblast|
Master class for students at Special general boarding school for blind and visually impaired children
(10 T.Kulatov str., Osh)
|April 17, Tuesday||13:00-14:00||
Concert at #84 school of Ak Orgo new settlement (45 Omurakunova, Bishkek)
|April 18, Wednesday||9:30-10:30||
Concert for students of Polytechnic University
(66 Mira Avenue, Bishkek)
Master class for young musicians of P.F. Shubin Music School and American Corners visitors at the American Corner in Bishkek (242 Ogonbaev str., Bishkek)
|18:00-19:30||Open air concert at the Asia Mall in Bishkek|