UVV organizes public vocal workshops led by accomplished singers, musicians, and scholars in the various folk traditions of Ukraine. Workshop leaders come from near and abroad to share their knowledge, stories, songs, and vocal technique with us. All ages and vocal abilities are welcome to take part! Sign up with our newsletter to stay updated.

Would YOU like to lead a Ukrainian vocal workshop in New York City? If so, please contact us! We are interested in traditional songs with any tie to Ukraine.


upcoming vocal Workshop

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FOLK SONGS FROM THE UKRAINIAN KUBAN REGION WITH IHOR PEREVERTNIUK

of Drevo and Chornomortsi

Sunday, October 20, 3:30-5:30 PM

Playwrights Rehearsal Studios, Room 4A (4th floor)
440 Lafayette St. (between Astor Pl. and East 4th St.)

Cash only at the door: $15 adults | $10 students & seniors | children free

RSVP now to ukrainianvillagevoices@gmail.com to reserve your seat!

UVV is honored to present Folk Songs from the Ukrainian Kuban Region. These songs originate from an ethnic territory inhabited by Ukrainians, but not within modern Ukraine. Its geographic region is in southern Russia on the bank of Black Sea, surrounded by the Kuban River. This area holds many cultural, linguistic, and historical ties with Ukraine.

Ihor invites you to listen to and learn the polyphonic voices of this region that features deeper chest register singing that will captivate us all! We will learn songs from from the Black Sea villages for both men and women to enjoy from his group Chornomortsi.

Please join us on Sunday, October 20, to learn from a very talented singer and experienced folklorist, who has dedicated his life to the preservation of the old traditions. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!

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About Ihor:

Beginning in 2005, Ihor joined Drevo's ethnographic expeditions in search of examples of traditional culture in Ukrainian villages.

Ihor is a graduate of Kyiv National University of Fine Arts and Culture with a degree in Musical Arts specializing in Folk Music. In addition to Drevo, he has participated in several groups such as Kralytsia, Krosna, Strila and Chornomortsi. Ihor also periodically teaches traditional Ukrainian songs and was also one of UVV's Ukraine trip organizers (summer 2018).

It is these rare songs that he will be teaching at the workshop, from the hearts of Ukrainian villagers to you!


SAVE THE DATES:

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Iryna Voloshyna will lead us in song from 2:30-4:30PM at Playwrights Rehearsal Studios in the East Village, NYC. More details coming soon!

What about a December workshop you ask? The tentative date is for Saturday, December 7th. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details.


past Workshops


2019

July 28: Brooklyn Roots Festival (Tracking Traditions Along the B/Q train). Kid-Friendly Workshop. Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. VIDEO
June 27: Songs for Celebration with UVV. Sheepshead Bay Public Library, Brooklyn, NY. PHOTOS
June 22
: Ivana Kupala: A night of songs, rituals and solstice magic! Bethlehem, PA. VIDEO
May 4
: Traditional Polyphony from Central & Eastern Ukraine with Marichka Marczyk. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS
April 14
: Ukrainian Spring Songs for Kids with UVV Singers. Jalopy Theatre, Brooklyn, NYC. PHOTOS & VIDEOS
March 31: Соловейко//Soloveiko with Eva Salina: Deconstructing Ukrainian Traditional Singing Techniques. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS & VIDEOS


2018

Check out what we learned at our public workshops in 2018.

December 16: Village Koliada with UVV. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS & VIDEOS
November 18: Songs of Kriachkivka with Nadia Tarnawsky. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS
October 27: Lviv’s Kurbasy: The Theatricality of Traditional Songs. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS
May 6
: From Polissia to Poltava with Shelley Thomas. East Village, NYC.
April 15: Warm the Earth with Vesnianky! Ritual Spring & Lyrical Love Songs with Natalia Rada Demchuk. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
March 25: Ukrainian Village Songs & Traditions with Inna Kovtun. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS. VIDEO.


2017

Read more about our public vocal workshops in 2017.

November 19: Songs of Kyiv's Romani Theatre with Petra Gelbart. East Village, NYC. PHOTOSVIDEO
November 4: UVV Song Share & Community Potluck. Shawangunk Ridge Farm, New Paltz, NY.
October 22: Songs of Podillya with Iryna Voloshyna. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
October 14: Harvest Songs Workshop & Parade with Brian Dolphin. Children’s Magical Garden, East Village, NYC.
July 15: Vocal Workshops with Laryssa Czebiniak. Soyuzivka Heritage Center’s Ukrainian Cultural Festival, Kerhonkson, NY.
July 8: Vocal Workshop with Laryssa Czebiniak and Ulana Pryjmak. Private wedding, Arkville, NY.
June 20: Ivana Kupala - Midsummer's Eve. Far Rockaway, NY. PHOTOS.
May 15: Jurij Fedynskyj: Songs of Kryachkivka - Generation "U”. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
March 12: Songs of the Borderlands: Jewish Songs from Polesia with Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.


2016

November 13: Yiddish Songs from Ukraine with Zhenya Lopatnik. East Village, NYC.
October 30: Harvest Songs Workshop and Parade with Rozhanytsia and Drevo's Ihor Perevertniuk. East Village, NYC.
August 28: Ritual Folk Songs with Rozhanytsia of Ukraine. East Village, NYC. VIDEO.
August 26: An Evening of Folk Music and Dance with Rozhanytsia. East Village, NYC.
July 9: Vocal Workshops with Laryssa Czebiniak. Soyuzivka Heritage Center’s Ukrainian Cultural Festival, Kerhonkson, NY.
June 5: Summer Village Songs Workshop with Maria Sonevytsky. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
May 21: Song Share with Kosa Kolektiv. Shawangunk Ridge Farm, New Paltz, NY. PHOTOS.
April 23: Song Exchange Workshop with Kalendar and Kosa Kolektiv. Toronto, ON. PHOTOS.
April 10: Calling Spring! A Workshop with Shelley Thomas. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
January 21: Four Seasons of Song: A Workshop with Mariana Sadovska. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.


2015

December 13: St. Andrew's Eve with Natalka Demchuk. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
November 1: Biliy Holos with Eva Salina. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
October 18: Harvest Songs with Andriy Milavsky. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
July 11: Vocal Workshop with Laryssa Czebiniak. Soyuzivka Heritage Center’s Ukrainian Cultural Festival, Kerhonkson, NY.
June 14: Ballads from the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland with Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty. East Village, NYC.
May 30: Ivana Kupala Workshop with Kosa Kolektiv. Shawangunk Ridge Farm, New Paltz, NY. PHOTOS. VIDEO.
April 19: Songs from the Steppe to Slobidschyna with Ihor Perevertniuk. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
February 1: Polyphonic Singing with Mariana Sadovska. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
January 24: Workshop with Marichka Kudriavtseva of Bozhychi. Toronto, ON. PHOTOS.


2014

December 21: Winter Folk Carols with the Hutsul Koliadnyky from Kryvorivnia. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS. VIDEO.
October 19: Songs Inspired by Maidan: Workshop with Nadia Tarnawsky. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS. VIDEO.
October 5: Song Exchange with Maria Sonevytsky and Supruli. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. PHOTOS. VIDEO.
September 28: Harvest Songs with Andriy Milavsky and Halyna Shepko. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS. VIDEO.
August 29 - September 1: Song Exchange with Kosa Kolektiv. Grafton, Ontario. PHOTOS.
June 16: Workshop with DakhaBrakha. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
May 4: Spring Song and Dance with Kosa Kolektiv. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS.
May 3: Spring Song and Dance with Kosa Kolektiv. Shawangunk Ridge Farm, New Paltz, NY. PHOTOS.


2013

April 28: Lyrical Village Songs with Maria Sonevytsky, Ph.D. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS. VIDEO.
March 24: Religious and Sacred Folk Songs with Julian Kytasty. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS. VIDEO.
February 24: Spring Songs and Lullabies with Halyna Shepko. East Village, NYC. PHOTOS. VIDEO.


Ukrainian Village Voices is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Creative Engagement supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and NYSCA and administered by LMCC. LMCC serves, connects and makes space for artists and community.

Ukrainian Village Voices is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Creative Engagement supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and NYSCA and administered by LMCC. LMCC serves, connects and makes space for artists and community.


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