Vesna Krasna: Beautiful Spring - Virtual (Folk Arts@UHEC)

In traditional Ukrainian folk music there are a variety of spring songs. Some songs are sung early in the season when there is still snow on the ground with the intention of awakening the spring and sending winter away. Other songs and dances are done once spring has become more established and the earth emerges into the season of growth and renewal. This presentation by Nadia Tarnawsky will examine some of these variants as well as provide an opportunity to sing some vesnianky.


About Nadia Tarnawsky: Nadia Tarnawsky spent much of 2017 and 2018 doing research and teaching in Ukraine as a recipient of a Fulbright Award. She has taught Ukrainian village style singing in workshops for the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York, Village Harmony, and the Kitka Women’s Ensemble among others. In 2011 she received a Traditional Arts Fellowship from Artist Trust and an Artist Support Residency from Jack Straw Productions. Nadia sang with Ensemble Hilka of New York in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster in Ukraine.  A recording of this repertoire was released on the Smithsonian Folkways label. She also performs with Cappella Romana, Apollo's Fire and Trobár.


This is a Virtual Workshop. Zoom Link will be emailed 24 hours before the event. 

Folk Arts@UHEC Virtual Programming is free - Donations are gratefully accepted

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February 29th, 2024 from  7:00 PM to  9:00 PM