Gina Chavez, Composer and performer, born in Austin, Texas (United States) will visit Costa Rica to share her music, her talent and musical composition skills in an eight-day tour that will take her to Guanacaste, Puntarenas, San José and Upala.
With the theme “My Community, My Voice, My Life: Acknowledging Social Challenges Through Music,” Gina will teach women and youth to identify and explore community needs and successes and express them through songwriting. It will also have three large concerts, open to the public, in San José, Upala, La Cruz and Liberia, in which social inclusion will be a fundamental theme.
In the case of Guanacaste, she will have the following agenda:
- Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023. Time: 5:00 p.m. Place: Amphitheater of the Mirador de La Cruz, Guanacaste.
- Date: Friday, February 24, 2023 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Liberia Park.
According to a US Embassy press release, to date, Chavez has won multiple awards, including 12 Austin Music Awards and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize.
In addition, she topped the Latin iTunes and Amazon charts with his second album, Up Rooted. She closed out the decade alongside Oprah, Loretta Lynn and Beyonce as one of 100 women featured in Garden & Gun’s new book, Southern Women: 100 Stories of Innovators, Artists and Icons.
Released on May 27, 2020, the musical production La Que Manda is the story of a woman who takes her own power. Chavez’s first Spanish-language album marks a sonic and visual evolution for an artist whose musical journey began in the coffee shops of Austin. La Que Manda boasts the perfect blend of organic and digital sounds, taking her signature soaring voice to new heights.
Gina Chavez’s program in Costa Rica will be a way to involve the great diversity of the country, from women to young people and those communities that receive migrants.
Gina has been a Cultural Ambassador for the City of Austin and has toured the world as a Cultural Ambassador for the US Department of State, performing before international audiences in 10 countries.