Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Virtual 'Spring Rituals' via the Ukrainian Museum on Saturday evening

The Ukrainian Museum on Sixth Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square is hosting a virtual event this Saturday evening titled "Ukrainian Spring Rituals: Songs & Conversation."

Here are details via the EVG inbox...
This celebration of Easter and spring will lead off with a brief discussion of Ukraine's rich Easter traditions and their pre-Christian pagan roots by Lubow Wolynetz, the Museum's curator of folk art, followed by performances of traditional Ukrainian springtime melodies by Go_A (Ukraine), Balaklava Blues (Canada), and Ukrainian Village Voices (U.S.).  
 Our special guests from Kyiv, Go_A, draw inspiration from traditional vocal repertoires associated with springtime rituals. Go_A is Ukraine's official entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam on May 18–22, a competition that draws millions of viewers around the globe. Go_A has recorded a special set specifically for The Ukrainian Museum.

Iryna Voloshyna, a graduate student at Indiana University's Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, conducted an interview with the electro-folk group's members, which will be presented during the event. 
You can find more details about the event at this link ... find the free registration details here. The program begins Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The Ukrainian Museum remains closed during the pandemic. You can check out their virtual exhibits here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very cool, I'm looking forward to it!