Join the Yara Arts Group for “Koliada and Music from the Carpathians”.
Yara Arts Group (www.yaraartsgroup.net), under the direction of Virlana Tkacz, will stage a concert-theater event, “Koliada and Music from the Carpathians,” at the Ukrainian Museum. The Koliadnyky, an ensemble of winter song singers from the Carpathians, will sing traditional winter songs and perform brilliant troista instrumental music from the villages of Kryvorivnia and Verkhovyna. THe songs are incantations that assume the magical power of words: “what is said, will be so.” The evening will include a musical performance by special guest bandurist Julian Kytasty.
Koliadnyky are Hutsul winter song singers. They are from Kryvorivnia, a village in the Carpathian Mountains which has preserved an ancient winter ritual that now coincides with Christmas, but is much older in its origin, traditions and symbolism. Presented by Yara Arts Group and the Ukrainian Museum
$20 students, seniors, and members