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