Latin pop singer Gina Chavez to perform at UA’s Faulkner Center on Nov. 13

Photo: Jacob Webber

Latin pop singer and songwriter Gina Chavez will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the University of Arkansas campus.

The event is presented by UARK MP3, the university’s student music production and entrepreneurship club.

From a press release:

Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs take audiences on a journey through the Americas. Her Spanish-language anthem, “Siete-D” took home the Grand Prize in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. It tells the story of her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador, where she and her partner founded Niñas Arriba, a college fund for young Latinas. The fund celebrated its first two college graduates in 2016.

Chavez and her band have performed in eight countries, touring as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department.

The concert is free to all area students. Tickets are $10-20 for all others and can be purchased online. For questions or more information about other performances and events, visit the Faulkner Center website, call 479-575-5387, or stop by the box office at 453 N. Garland Ave. from 1:30–5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In addition to the performance, the Faulkner Center will host a free event, ‘Let it Out with Gina Chavez,’ at La Huerta restaurant, 1860 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Chavez will discuss her life experiences as a Latina Catholic, the love she found with her wife, and other influences that have a direct effect on her message and her music.

Remaining schedule: Faulkner Performing Arts Center 2018-19 season

Nov. 15 – Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra – The group will perform syncopated classics of Scott Joplin, the “King of Ragtime” whose instrumental favorites include the American songbook classic “The Sting.”

Jan. 29 – Ruthie Foster – The folk and blues singer-songwriter will be accompanied by the U of A Inspirational Chorale.

Feb. 14 – Victor & Penny and the The Loose Change Orchestra – The performance will feature Prohibition Era music and will include a Valentine’s Day dinner package with a “hoppin’ speakeasy” theme.

March 7 – Sylvia Milo – Milo will perform her award-winning, one-woman show “The Other Mozart, the story of Wolfang Amadeus Mozart’s sister, Nannerl. The story is told while Milo wears an 18-foot dress spread across the stage.

March 29 – Trout Steak Revival – The bluegrass performance will also include Smokey & the Mirror and the Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

April 19 – Salma El Assal – The Sudanese vocalist fuses a traditional African sound with reggae and other musical styles.

April 26 – Ilya Yakushev – A performance from the international award-winning Russian pianist.