Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is pleased to invite you to the performance of the LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS in Kazakhstan in Aktau, Atyrau and Astana cities.  The tour is being organized by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in partnership with American Voices.

LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS is an all-female string group brought together by the love of traditional American music and the myriad of ways it can be expressed in a chamber-folk setting. With their feet solidly grounded in traditional fiddle styles, they reach for the sky with their original compositions, arrangements and interpretations of Old-Time, Bluegrass, Country, and Celtic music. This trio goes from hard-driving tunes to heart-breaking songs of Americana deftly and with the sensitivity of players beyond their years. The Dance Cards have toured the US and Europe, performing in every imaginable setting from farmers’ markets to music festivals, and house concerts to concert halls, while hosting workshops on fiddling, grooving, dancing and singing in between. All members of the Dance Cards went through rigorous training at the Berklee College of Music and bring not only a reverence to tradition but an innovative creativity to the music that they make. More information is available on their official site at:

The performances will take place in the following cities:

Aktau on February 11, 2014 at the Palace of Culture named after Abai at 7.00 p.m.

*The entrance in Aktau is free without tickets

Atyrau on February 13, 2014 at the Drama Theater named after Makhambet at 7.00 p.m.

*The entrance in Atyrau is free without tickets

Astana on February 15, 2014 at the Tilep Kobyz Sarayi (Zhanibek and Kerey Khans str. 18) at 7.00 p.m.

*The entrance in Astana is free without tickets

For further information and press related issues, please, contact the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section at 70 22 16 or 70 24 15.