Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Immigrant of the Day: Regina Spektor (Russia)


Regina Spektor is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her music is associated with the anti-folk scene centered on New York City's East Village.

Spektor was born in Moscow, Soviet Union, in 1980 to a musical family. Growing up in Moscow, Regina learned to play the piano. She grew up listening to classical music and famous Russian bards like Vladimir Vysotsky and Bulat Okudzhava. She was also exposed to rock-and-roll bands such as The Beatles, Queen, and The Moody Blues. The family left the Soviet Union in 1989, when Regina was nine. Regina had to leave her piano behind.




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