photo by Roman Sobus 

photo by Roman Sobus 

The Makings of Girl Named Nino  

                              

Nino Arobelidze aka Girl Named Nino is a Georgian born songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Chicago. Nino received her formal music education from DePaul University but maintains the core of her knowledge to be largely DIY. Dubbed "Ever-evolving"(Richard Milne, 93XRT Local Anesthetic), "Rising Star of Indie, Soul, World Music and Jazz"(Daily Herald), Nino's become an artist to watch in her adapted city of Chicago- "Remember that name...It may be a safe bet that Nino Arobelidze is a name that you’ll hear a lot more going forward"(Robert Chiarito, The Chicago Ambassador).

Nino has released three solo albums (Nomad 2014, Girl Named Nino 2016, Moonlight Daughter 2018) and most recently composed original songs for the documentary film, 'Our Blood is Wine' (Music Box Films, Official selection at Berlinale International Film Festival 2018). Her 2018 release is a multi-lingual, genre-fluid record with a alt-soul backbone. "Moonlight Daughter is a lushly layered mash of genres with a cinematic feel, each song a stolen moment of time" (Brian Shamie, Daily Herald), co-produced with Arobelidze's long-time collaborator Pablo Gordy on her imprint, Moonlight Daughter Records.  

Girl Named Nino has earned press and media features nationally on NPR (WBEZ Chicago), 93XRT Chicago's Finest Rock, Voice of America (Washington D.C.), KSKQ (Portland, OR) and Russian Chicago Magazine; on College Radio Stations -WHPK (University of Chicago Radio), WRSE (Elmhurst College Radio) and WLUW (Radio One Chicago); as well as internationally-Business Media GeorgiaRadio Tavisupleba (Prague), TV Pirveli (Tbilisi), Rustavi 2 and CITY Magazine Georgia. Radio Hereti international correspondent, Rusudan Tsereteli dubbed Nino "Georgian Queen of Pop, Jazz, Soul and Blues in America" following an exclusive interview on Girl Named Nino National Tour.