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Community Stories: Masguda Queen of Tatar
Community Stories: Masguda Queen of Tatar
Masguda Shamsutdinova immigrated to Seattle from the district of Tatarstan, a sovereign state united to the Russian Federation. She gave up her career there as a successful folk modern composer to move to the U.S. for her family. Masguda’s approach to living in the U.S. is that of an artist in transition. She shares her inspirations and history, her struggles with learning English and the music she hears in her everyday life in Seattle and discusses the differences between her past and present life. The episode also features symphonies and works in progress by Masguda.
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