KalynDar Calls Forth Spring in Song

Kosa’s Festival Revives the True Meaning of a Festival.

KalynDar will be taking part in Kosa Kolektiv’s spring celebration, Haivky. We will be drawing on the ancient spring songs from regions across Ukraine, calling forth the warmer weather and the chance for renewal after the long cold winter. The following describes the uniqueness of this Toronto event and the full article can be located on MusiCampTO.com.
When one mentions “festival” in this part of the world, people immediately think of it in commercial terms – big stages, sound systems, visiting artists, official schedules, ticket sales, wrist bands, CDs and many other forms of merchandising – from specialty foods to cultural wares. But this is not the sort of festival Kosa Kolektiv will be bringing to Trinity Bellwoods Park this Sunday. There will be no stage. No sound systems. No vendors trying to sell you food. No money will ever cross hands. In contrast, this is a true community celebration to welcome Spring back to Toronto! Read more from the original post about how Haivky will play out in Trinity Bellwoods park.

 
There will be songs, children’s games, balfolk dancing, and more. Bring your family, friends and picnic baskets!

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Haivky
is on Sunday, May 1, 2016
3:00 – 6:00 pm
at Trinity Bellwoods Park
790 Queen St W Toronto, ON

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

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/