American Hip-Hop Singer Will Power Visits Kyrgyzstan
May 14, 2012
On May 14, 2012, an American hip-hop singer Will Power will visit Kyrgyzstan to conduct master classes for Kyrgyzstan’s hip hop singers, presentations at musical schools of Bishkek and Osh, and visit recording studios. The aim of his visit is to meet the youth of Kyrgyzstan, emboldening them with a message about their positive leadership potential. On May 18, Friday, together with local young hip-hop singers, he will perform on stage of Globass night club at Hip-Hop Fest at 20.00 pm. Will Power’s visit is supported by the U.S. State Department’s Speakers Program.
Will Power is a hip-hop music composer and singer. He is also an award-winning playwright.
Mr. Power’s numerous awards include a USA Prudential Fellowship, a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, the TCG Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, a Jury Award for Best Theatre Performance at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, a Drama Desk Award nomination, and the Trailblazer Award from The National Black Theater Network.
Will has had the privilege of working with some of the great theatre luminaries of the 20th and 21st century, and his plays and performances have been seen in some of the world’s greatest venues including Lincoln Center (New York), The Sydney Opera House (Australia), The Battersea Arts Centre (London), Royce Hall (Los Angeles), and many others. Power’s numerous film and television appearances include The Steven Colbert Report (Comedy Central), Drylongso (Sundance Film Festival), and Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason (PBS).
For more information, please, contact press-service of the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic by phone number: 996 (312) 55 12 41/2 (ext. 44 36 or 44 46) or via e-mail: BishkekPAS@state.gov