Ukrainian Folk Music Performance

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November 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Center for Slavic, Eurasian & East European Studies
FedEx Global Education Center
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301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Workshop instructor Iryna Voloshyna. Photo by Donn Young.

Voloshyna holding her traditional costume worn during performances. Photo by Donn Young.

A Ukrainian folk music performance will be taking place Friday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. Iryna Voloshyna, along with Brian Dolphin and Vaiva Aglinskas will perform a selection of vocal music from different ethnographic regions and time periods in the history of Ukraine.

Iryna Voloshyna, graduate student in the Department of American Studies’ folklore program and a member of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, is a folklorist-practitioner and a trained musician and professional performer.

In 2007, after studying music for nearly a decade, Iryna joined a traditional Ukrainian song ensemble, Ladovytsi (in her native city of Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine), whose aim is not only to perform pieces of traditional music, but also to collect songs during fieldwork, to study the cultural traditions of Ukraine, and to organize folklore festivals, seminars and workshops. Since 1992 the ensemble has made numerous trips to remote villages, where they gathered folk songs of different genres in Podillya region along the Dnister river, an important historical area where the remains of an ancient Trypillya and Chernyahivska cultures are found.

Voloshyna will be accompanied by two singers from the New York based ensemble “Ukrainian Village Voices (UVV),” with whom Voloshyna has worked.

Brian Dolphin, a PhD student of ethnomusicology at the City University of New York (CUNY), is an artistic director of the ensemble. Dolphin has a rich experience in conducting fieldwork and performing in Ukraine.

Vaiva Aglinskas, a PhD student of cultural anthropology at the City University of New York (CUNY), has been singing in the ensemble for many years and performed in a number of the festivals in Lithuania.

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center.

This event is supported by the UNC Provost Office Performing Arts Special Activities Funds, Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, and the Global Relations Office at UNC.


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