Gina Chavez w/ opener Mireya Ramos
Latin GRAMMY-nominee Gina Chavez blends the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A 12-time Austin Music Award winner and Austin Musician of the Year, she and her band can be seen on PBS in “Gina Chavez: Live from the Kate.” She has completed a 12-country tour as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department, uniting audiences from Texas to Uzbekistan and Venezuela to Saudi Arabia. Her bilingual album, Up.Rooted, topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered and her Tiny Desk concert has more than 900,000 views. Gina’s Spanish-language anthem, “Siete-D,” won the grand prize in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest.
“Steeped in slow-burn soul and uptempo R&B,” Gina’s newest EP, Lightbeam, already has NPR under the spell and of a new sound that expands upon her passionate collection of bilingual songs that traverse cumbia, indie-folk, blues and Latin pop.
Latin Grammy winning vocalist, composer, violinist, and arranger Mireya Ramos opens. She is the founder of Flor de Toloache – NYC’s first and only all-women mariachi. Born in California to proud Dominican and Mexican parents, Mireya was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico until moving to NYC in her teens to pursue her musical career. Her aura embodies a wide variety of musical influences: from mariachi, salsa to merengue, hip-hop, she weaves a unique and refreshing musical blend. Classically trained by Suzuki method, and having had orchestral experience at University, her passion is strongest for folklore as well as other alternative genres. Mireya believes in sharing her skills, encouraging and inspiring the next generation to successfully pursue their dreams through educational workshops and school performances all around the country.
Photo credit: Ismael Quintanilla
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