Echoes of Chornobyl: 30 years later

Echoes of Chornobyl, Friday, April 22, 2016, 7:30pm at St. Vladimir Institute620 Spadina AvenueToronto, ON, M5S 2H4

Join us on Earth Day  2016 in remembering Chornobyl, not only as a place of disaster 30 years ago, but as a place of life, where the land and its people lived, sang, and loved. It’s an evening of storytelling and remembering: Echoes of Chornobyl.


Special guests include:

Ukrainian Villages Voices from New York City will be performing ancient Polissyan songs from the Chornobyl Songs Project

Marichka Marczyk (Lemon Bucket Orkestra) and Alena Liavonchanka recounting a childhood altered by history through photo & song

Angela Bischoff (Ontario Clean Air Alliance) and Jose Etcheverry, PhD. (York University) speaking about nuclear energy in Ontario

Alex Belyakov, Ph.D.  answering questions about Chornobyl (http://fromchernobyltofukushima.com/)

also: special Polissyan songs by Belarussian folk group Javarovy Ludzi and KalynDar, and refreshments prepared by Kosa Kolektiv

Koliada Season – time to say farewell…

We are coming to the close of another Koliada season and to wrap it all up we have one last show…

We love singing Ukrainian Christmas and New Year carols. Our lives are enriched with these little-known songs and we are thankful to Maria Kudriavtseva’s workshops (where we learn many of these songs) and to the communities in Toronto that participate in this crazy-long carolling season.  For 2 months we sing and recite these ancient blessings – in people’s homes and at community events – and experience such a warmth of hospitality in return. That being said, we are finally coming close to the end of this season and there is one final carolling event to mention.

KalynDar and Kosa Kolektiv will be performing along with the Polish Folk Song & Dance Ensemble, at St Casimir’s Church on Roncesvales, Tues Feb 2 8pm, $10. One last time to celebrate the New Year!

koliada farewell 2016

Sichen’ by KalynDar

The new CD, ready for Koliada season, will be available December 22 2015!

Note these are only samples for promotional use and the sound quality is reduced. We are indebted to Jean Martin at the Farm in Toronto for co-producing, mixing and mastering.

Stay tuned, we’ll probably upload a few more samples over then next few weeks! And we’ll also let you know when and where you can grab copies of these!

KalynDar sings at Winter Folk Fair

Our sister organization, Kosa Kolektiv, is hosting their the 3rd Annual Winter Folk Fair, to be held at St. Vladimir Institute at 620 Spadina Ave, on Sunday, December 13th, 2015!

Winter Folk Fair is a full day event and community gathering featuring artisans, vendors, musicians and singers who have come together to share the holiday spirit!

KalynDar will be performing from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Along with us and other musicians entertaining throughout the day, their will also be an Artisan Market, Local Food, Singing Workshop, Crafting Workshop, Puppet Show, Art Gallery & Short Film Programme!
The fair is open to the public at 11 am to 5 pm.

$3 Admission
$5 with Raffle Ticket

For more info visit the FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1512720465718170/