Gina Chavez collaborated with Carrie Rodriguez to write and perform our two podcast songs for Unlocking Us: Muy Podcasty and Oneder.
Gina Chavez is a radiant, passionate performer and activist. With more than a million views on her
NPR Tiny Desk concert, an hour-long PBS special, and a 12-country tour as a cultural ambassador with
the U.S. State Department, Chavez is uniting audiences with her genre-bending sound and gutsy
Gina’s music is deeply personal. Her passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, pop,
and soul take audiences on a journey to discover her Latin roots through music as she shares the
story of life in Texas as a married, queer Catholic.
Gina is set to make waves with the release of her new album, La Que Manda (“the woman in charge”),
this May. The first single, “She Persisted,” is now available.
Gina lives in Austin with her wife, Jodi Granado. Together, they co-founded Niñas Arriba, a college
fund that offers full scholarships to a private, Catholic university for young girls in Soyapango,
El Salvador, where they used to live.