Vocal Workshop: Lyrical Songs from the Zhytomyr Region with Nadia Tarnawsky

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Vocal Workshop: Lyrical Songs from the Zhytomyr Region with Nadia Tarnawsky

Join us to learn Ukrainian songs from a extraordinary teacher!

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Playwrights Downtown 440 Lafayette Street Black Box - 4th Floor New York, NY 10003

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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UVV welcomes back the wonderful and talented Nadia Tarnawsky to lead our next in-person vocal workshop! Nadia is an exceptional teacher.

In the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine one can find the village of Bovsuny. It is located in the ethnographic region called Polissia, which is known for its preservation of songs and folklore – spring songs, wedding songs, harvesting songs and winter carols, among others.

In this workshop, we will learn two lyrical songs from the repertoire of the ensemble known as the "Bovsuny Grandmothers" or Bovsunivski Babusi.

Please join us on Saturday afternoon, February 18, to learn these powerful songs together and preserve this ancient vocal tradition. We can’t wait to sing with you!

(Please note that proof of vaccination is required by the venue.)

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Nadia Tarnawsky received a Fulbright award and spent much of 2017 and 2018 in Ukraine collecting traditional folk music in Ukraine. She has taught Ukrainian village style singing in workshops for the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York, Kitka Women's Ensemble, Village Harmony, and Dunava, among others. Nadia sang with Ensemble Hilka of New York in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster in Ukraine. In 2011, she was granted a Traditional Arts Fellowship from Artist Trust and an Artist Support Residency from Jack Straw Productions.