Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov 19 /Trend M.Aliyev/
The American musical group Real Vocal String Quartet will be in Azerbaijan during Nov 18-24, 2012, the U.S. embassy in Baku, which is a sponsor of the event, told Trend on Monday.
Real Vocal String Quartet, from San Francisco, California, re-imagines the classical string quartet in a uniquely American form, and is the only combined vocal and string quartet performing in the world today. Each member sings, arranges music, and improvises while performing. The group's surprisingly broad repertoire embraces the diverse influences of all four players, from jazz and rock to West African music and bluegrass.
Real Vocal String Quartet has performed throughout North America, including on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and with Canadian Grammy-nominated recording artist Feist.
Real Vocal String Quartet is performing in Azerbaijan for the first time as part of the US Department of State's "American Music Abroad," a program that sends leading American musicians around the world to foster greater mutual understanding through music. While in Azerbaijan the group will travel to Baku, Gusar, and Khachmaz, where they will conduct workshops, jam sessions and public concerts.
After leaving Azerbaijan, they will perform in Macedonia, Bosnia, Latvia, and Lithuania,
All Real Vocal String Quartet performances are free and open to the public.