Chinawoman sings at Babylon
Russian-Canadian musician Chinawoman meets her Istanbul fans on Jan. 9 and 10 at Babylon. As the daughter of a Kirov ballerina and a Russian engineer, Michelle grew up listening to her parents’ collection of Soviet and 1970s European records in Toronto. Her style has been compared to Nico, Leonard Cohen and Marc Almond, as well as Soviet era stars such as Edita Peha and Alla Pugacheva.
Her debut album, “Party Girl,” for which she played almost all the instruments, was released in 2007. With its endless melancholia, her second album “Show Me the Face” became a best friend for broken hearts in 2010. Retro keyboards and synths combined to emotionally concentrated and romantic lyrics sung by her pure voice, Chinawoman can be both fun and sincere at the same time.
In 2011 she toured Eastern Europe with her “Seeking Russian Bride Tour” and supported Patrick Wolf in November last year.
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