Chinawoman will be playing at Kulturni Centar Grad on the 4th of December at 9 PM. Tickets are on sale as of the 15th of November at KC Grad.
Michelle Gurevich, known by her stage name Chinawoman, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Her music is influenced by her Russian heritage and has been described as slowcore rock and “lo-fi pop”.Her largest fanbase is in Eastern Europe. Michelle Gurevich was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Russian immigrants and was raised with Russian as her first language. Her father was an engineer in Soviet Leningrad and her mother a Kirov ballerina (the subject of Chinawoman’s “Russian Ballerina”).Gurevich originally wanted to become a filmmaker so she had worked ten years in the industry before turning to music. “I eventually tried to write a song and found it was not only less costly , but much easier to get a good result at.”
Gurevich began her career recording in her bedroom. The stage name “Chinawoman” was chosen as a spur-of-the-moment jest when Garageband nudged her for a band name.
There are quotes by Alla Pugacheva, Adriano Celentano, Charles Aznavour, Yoko Ono, Francis Lai, Nino Rota, Xavier Dolan, Todor Kobakov, Jennifer Castle, and a filmmaker Federico Fellini in Chinawoman’s work as prevailing influences on her music.
In 2013, “Russian Ballerina” was featured on the commercial for the Nokia Lumia 1020.
In 2014, the song Party Girl gives the film title Party Girl.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.