The U.S. Embassy in Moscow, in coordination with the Forum for Cultural Engagement and the American Center in Moscow, has launched a series of virtual discussions to continue a cultural dialogue between Russians and Americans during a time of limited cultural performances and travel due to the effects of Covid-19.
What can we learn from the day-to-day lives of musicians working to transcend human differences and geographic boundaries?
Shelter Sounds is a unique series featuring music videos and conversations with leading American musicians streamed from their homes in the U.S. Featuring exceptional artists who play a vast range of musical styles, including pop, rock, jazz, go-go, folk, soul and R&B, Shelter Sounds offers an intimate view of the day-to-day lives of musicians who are writing, producing and creating music live from their homes.
All events livestreamed on the Facebook page of the American Center in Moscow on Fridays, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Moscow time / 12:00-1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time.
We invite you to join “Shelter Sounds” — a weekly series of music videos and conversations with American musicians and bands who have recently toured Russia.
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June 5, 2020 – Grace McLean
Broadway and Off-Broadway performer, writer, and composer.
June 19, 2020 – Tim Easton
American guitarist and singer-songwriter playing rock and roll, folk and Americana music.
June 26, 2020 – Mary Lee’s Corvette
New York-based band with 5 albums, led by Michigan-born singer-songwriter Mary Lee Kortes.
July 10, 2020 – Miramar
Latin American-style band featuring bolero, salsa, disco, rock and jazz.
July 17, 2020 – Caleb Hawley
New York City-based songwriter and performer with five pop and rock albums.
July 24, 2020 – Sweet Megg
Heads the band Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers, combining early jazz, blues, and western swing.
July 31, 2020 – Quinn DeVeaux
Indiana-born songwriter and singer who sings blue beat music, combining soul, blues and R&B.
August 14, 2020 – Elijah Jamal Balbed
Washington, DC-based acclaimed saxophonist and composer.
August 21, 2020 – Migguel Anggelo
Brooklyn-based and Venezuelan-born interdisciplinary performing artist and musician.
August 28, 2020 – Della Mae
GRAMMY-nominated, Nashville-based, all-female string band.