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American singer will sing hip-hop to the accompaniment of Russian instruments

4 февраля 2010 21:13

On February, 5th American singer Gina Loring will give solo concert where she will present her own verses in translation of Ural poet Vadim Osipov Consulate general of the USA informs.

The owner of rich and heartfelt voice will sing the songs in hip-hop style. Spectators will see interesting musical solution: hip-hop in combination with Russian instruments and original arrangements of ensemble «Izumrud». This performance in Chamber theatre will finish creative program of Gina Loring.

Music of Gina represents combination of classical music in the style of Nina Simon and Billie Holiday. She participated in recording of the album «Are You In?» of New York hip-hop group and album «We Won't Stop» of Brand New Heavies, she also co-operated with such singers as Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Saul Williams and Marla Gibbs.

Having received higher award in National poetic competition of 2002, Gina was invited to take part in two seasons of poetic show Def Poetry of Russell Simmons on HBO channel and program Lyric Cafe of BET channel. Gina also participated in the show of Norman Lear «Declare Yourself». Recently she received prestigious grant Bibby thanks to which she took literary course under the direction of the Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey.

Concert of Gina Loring will take place at Chamber theatre on February, 5th at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.



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