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JetLAG: The Largest Russian Music Festival in the USA

By | August 28, 2019

Former CTMD staff Samantha Shokin recently had this article published in Tablet Magazine about the annual JetLAG festival, an amazing gathering in upstate New York which celebrates Russian diaspora culture in the US.

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Seven Strings Over Iowa

By | October 12, 2018

CTMD’s Samantha Shokin recently traveled to the International Annual Russian Guitar Festival and Seminar, which celebrates the uniquely Russian seven-string guitar. The Festival is held in a most unlikely place–  Iowa City, Iowa. Shokin writes about the festival this month in Tablet Magazine. Click here to read the article “Seven Strings Over Iowa”.

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American Sri Lanka Buddhist Association

By | May 30, 2018

Re-printed from Place Matters: A joint project of City Lore and the Municipal Art Society Sri Lankans began migrating to Staten Island in the early 1960s, but as the result of civil war and financial crisis in the 1990s, Staten Island is now home to nearly 7,000 Sri Lankans, who comprise the United States’ largest…

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Ukrainian Christmas in the East Village – A Bird’s Eye View

By | March 24, 2018

January 7th is Christmas Day on the Julian calendar.  The old calendar Christmas date, thirteen days after the Gregorian/Roman Christmas date, is observed in Ukrainian Orthodox as well as Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Churches in the United States, such as St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church at 30 East 7th Street in New York City’s East Village.  I…

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