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I am in New York. Getting ready to the US premier of my newest project “The Night is just beginning”. In October 2016, I went to the Donetsk region, not far away from Mariupol city, into the small ethnographical expedition. Traveling through the villages just in frontline of a war (always need to check, if the village you want to go, is not occupied). Meeting women and men, recording their songs, stories, memories. Iryna Kriuczenko, the founder of an Ensemble­ “Zahraiyarochka” from Volnovacha town, is one of the most incredible person I ever met...Many years ago, she started to learn songs from her mother, she understood, that this music can not disappear, she teaches her daughters, she traveled around the region and gathered, supported and promoted this music. In the time, no body was interested...Thanks to her, today we have recordings of many women, who are not with us anymore, or who are so old, that they can not remember anymore, can not sing... she keeps this ancient, very rich in this region tradition alive and vivid.
This time, it was impossible to invite her to join us in New York.(visa, visa visa...f....) But, her voice, the voice of her mother, the voices from everyone we met, this “voice of Donbass” will be possible to hear in New York on Dec 16 and 17.
I will be singing their songs as well as compositions based on poems by Serhiy Zhadan and Lyuba Yakimchuk.
So thankful to be able to work on this with amazing Virlana Tkacz, Andre Erlen, Julian Kytasty and Waldemart Klyuzko, EvgeniyMaloletka and Yara Arts

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„ Sign of Eternity“– told me Oksana Lyniv, conductor of Bavarian State Opera, in very late night before the concert in Odessa Opera on Sep 15. „Sign of eternity“- she was painting this sign in the air, while suggesting me, how I may sing the last part of „5 Wedding songs „ 5 Vesilnych Ladkan“ composed by absolutely amazing Oleksandr Kozarenko. For me, this was a key not only for the Kosarenko's piece, but for the whole concert. All this, thanks to the huge talent and energy of Oksana- who brought together in the same space in the same time incredible artists, composers, musicians! Her way of leading the orchestra is like to make the Elements- the Nature itself to follow her hands! And now I have a dream – I wish, this music will be possible to hear again in Lviv, Kyiv, Mariupol, Cherson, New York, Paris, Berlin...everywhere!

 I still hear the rhytms and the motives of Brigitta Muntendorf`s composition, which I was singing yesterday in Cologne, but already today I start to rehears and prepare myself for the new incredible premier – on Sep 15 I will be performing composition of one of my favorite Ukrainian composer Oleksandr Kozarenko “5 wedding songs from Poluttia” under conducting of Oksana Lyniv from Bayerische Staatsoper. My heart is bitting quicker already now, when I think about meeting with such artists!

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On my way to Odessa, I will “warm up” my self in the Musikfestival in Bad Zurzach (Switzerland) on Sep 10. Exited!

 

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Dear all, if you are in Cologne Sep.3, please come to dance with us! Starting 9am “City Dance Köln” is inviting you to became a part of extraordinary event, together with more the 300 Professional and semi-professionals, old and young, from different countries and culture: musicians, dancers, performers, students of local music schools, many choirs (including the choir of Policewomen), orchestras and all side walkers, streets, places and architecture... we are going to “dance” the city! 12 Hours, till 6pm with “Grand finale” in the place in front of train station, just to make our artistic and human sign of joy, creativity and welcoming! For all culture, genders, generations etc...I am so happy to be able to be part of this crazy and beautiful project and work together with such incredible artist like choreographer Stephanie Thiersch, composer Brigitta Muntendorf, Asasello String Quartet, and many many others...Me myself, I am signing at 2:30 pm in Oberlandesgericht Köln and at 6 pm in the train station place. (Bahnhof Platz)

http://www.citydance-koeln.de/infos-zum-city-dance-koeln-2016/

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I am very exited to participate in the upcoming project of choreographer Stephanie Thiersch CityDANCE. The rehearsal of a composition of composer Brigitta Muntendorf was challenging and beautiful. Looking forwards for the September 3rd, when the city of Cologne is going to DANCE!

http://www.citydance-koeln.de/infos-zum-city-dance-koeln-2016/

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