Ukrainian Performers Kurbasy to Make U.S. Debut in Worcester
Thursday, October 25, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
Lviv-based alt.trad group Kurbasy’s folk-based multimedia performances explores these moments, drawing on the ritual songs and stories of Ukraine.
The show will take place on October 29 at the Brooks Concert Hall at Holy Cross.
Showtime is set for 12:30 p.m.
Kurbasy was formed, and its sound is centered by a beautifully blended vocal trio -- Maria Oneshchak, Myroslava Kyshchun-Rachynska, and Nataliia Rybka-Parkhomenko. They are accompanied by instrumentalists Vsevolod Sadovyi (percussion, dulcimer), Artem Kamenkov (double bass), and Markiian Turkanyk (violin). in performances that intermix music, folk-influenced costumes, and phantasmagoric images to conjure the beliefs and emotions in the cycle of life.
U.S. Debut Tour
Kurbasy joins four other ensembles from Egypt and Ukraine that will make independent tours of the U.S. from July-December in 2018 as part of Center Stage, a cultural exchange program that invites performing artists from abroad to the United States to perform, meet, and share their experiences with communities around the country.
The group’s fall 2018 tour, now in formation, will mark their U.S. debut.