The United States Embassy in Azerbaijan is pleased to sponsor the visit of the famous American Mary McBride Band through U.S. State Department’s Arts Envoy Program to Azerbaijan on September 15-25, 2014.
Mary received significant acclaim for her performance of “No One’s Gonna Love You like Me” on-screen and on the soundtrack of the Academy-award winning film BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, directed by Ang Lee, and also was chosen by Elton John to sing at the 35th Anniversary Concert of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
Mary is the founder of THE HOME TOUR, which brings musical concerts to the homes of people who otherwise would not have access to live music. The tour, which The Washington Post describes as “extraordinary,” travels throughout the United States, and abroad to "places people call home," including facilities such as long-term health care centers, homeless shelters, orphanages, prisons, homes in supported-housing communities, homes for people living with HIV/AIDS etc.
The band will perform in Azerbaijan for the second time under the sponsorship of the U.S. Embassy. This program is part of the embassy’s efforts to foster cross-cultural understanding between Americans and Azerbaijanis.
While in Azerbaijan, the group will travel to Xachmaz, Gusar, Guba, Baku, Lankaran, Salyan, and Nakhchivan where they will give public concerts and conduct master classes for local musicians.
All Mary McBride Band’s performances in Azerbaijan are free and open to the public. The U.S. Embassy invites all Azerbaijanis interested in live American music to attend any of the following events:
September 16, 2014 18:00, Carpet Museum-Xachmaz September 17, 2014 18:00, Heydar Aliyev Center-Gusar September 18, 2014 18:00, Green Theatre-Guba September 19, 2014 18:00, Park Bulvar (3rd floor)-Baku September 20, 2014 18:00, Azerbaijan University of Languages-Baku September 21, 2014 17:00, Heydar Aliyev Memory Park-Lankaran September 22, 2014 17:00, Heydar Aliyev Park-Salyan September 23, 2014 18:00, Nakhchivan State Musical Drama Theatre-Nakhchivan
For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/baku.usembassy