North America’s largest Ukrainian Festival takes place just around the corner, on Bloor Street West, in a little over a week’s time and we’re happy to have a very active presence. Come and join us and the other exciting cultural expressions during the weekend of Sept 15 – Sept 17, 2017! Details of our performances can be found below:
Friday Sep 15 7:40 pm Women’s Songs on the Runnymede Stage
Saturday Sept 16 4:30 pm Kalendar on the Main Stage at Jane and Bloor
Saturday Sept 16 7:50 pm Kalendar on the Runnymede Stage
Sunday Sept 17 12 – 2 pm Street Busking on at Durie St and Bloor St
For more info, visit the Toronto Ukrainian Festival website.
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
THURSDAY MAY 18 2017 8pm
at St. Vladimir’s Institute
We have been hard at work! With grants from the Ontario Arts Council, Shevchenko Foundation, Ukrainian Credit Union and in co-production with St Vladimir Institue, we are super excited to have Maria Marczyk, co-creator of Counting Sheep, creating and directing this original collection of traditional Ukrainian songs.
Click here for the official press release.
THE SHOW IS TONIGHT!!!
Online ticket sales are no longer availabe BUT you can still buy them at the door!
July 21 -24 2016 is Capital Ukrainian Festival!
Only in its 2nd year, this is a super popular festival celebrating the life, joy and heritage of Ukrainian culture with music, dance, cuisine, drinks, artwork, crafts… All against the scenic backdrop of the Rideau Canal, in the heart of Ottawa!
KalynDar will be performing at 3 different times:
* Saturday July 23 6 PM on the Main Stage
* Sunday July 24 2:40 PM & 4:40 PM on the Main Stage
But the line up of performers and hands-on workshops is incredible, so visit the website for more info http://capitalukrainianfestival.com
The festival is FREE!! With free parking! And is located at
952 Green Valley Cres. Ottawa, ON
KalynDar Pre-Show for Dakhabrakha Sunday April 24 2:00 PM
Dakhabrakha Presentation of EARTH 3:00 PM
At the Aga Khan Museum (77 Wynford Drive, Toronto)
We are very excited to be performing a short set before Dakhabrakha performs their soundtrack to the 1930s silent film Earth, by Aleksandr Dovzhenko.
The singers in Dakhabrakha are masters of Ukrainian ridnyj holos. We consider them our mentors and whenever we can we study with them. The group, however, does not strictly perform traditional music. Rather it blends new world beats, jazz, and traditional musics in such a tasteful and truly innovative way! Their appeal goes far beyond Ukrainian or even Easter-European cultural limits. They are authentic representation of 21 century world music. Scroll to the bottom of this page and have a listen for yourself.
Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s silent film Earth (1930) has long been recognized — alongside Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein and The Man with a Camera by Dziga Vertov — as one of the great Soviet-era films. Experience its power with a score performed live by DakhaBrakha in this Toronto premiere! – See more at: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/performing-arts/event/world-music-series-dakha-brakha-april-24-2016#sthash.LLuuJIQ7.dpuf
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!