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 Workshops

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UVV Presents a Vocal Workshop:

Village Koliada with Ukrainian Village Voices!

Sunday, December 16, 3-5 PM

Playwrights Rehearsal Studios, Room 3A
440 Lafayette St. (between Astor Pl. and East 4th St.)


Cash only at the door:

$15 adults | $10 students & seniors | children free

UVV is delighted to lead a village koliada workshop!

Koliada is a beautiful winter ritual that is prominently celebrated in Ukraine and in the diaspora alike. It is a pagan-turned-Christian Christmas season tradition of walking from home to home greeting people. The carolers bring holiday cheer and bestow blessings upon the dwellers through song and spoken verse, and receive gifts in return from generous hosts.

Brian Dolphin, Laryssa Czebiniak, Anna J Witiuk, Natalie Oshukany and Ulana Pryjmak will immerse you in two hours of joyous koliada. They will teach you some of UVV's favorites, many of which were learned directly from singers and folklorists from Ukraine. These are not your traditional Ukrainian carols and are a wonderful embodiment of village spirit! This workshop will also share details about the ritual of koliada, including costumes, role-playing, props, and more.

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Join us in merriment and let's usher in the holiday season together on December 16!


past Workshops


2018

Read more about what we learned at our public workshops in 2018 thus far.

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 what we learned in our public 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 workshops are made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Ukrainian Village Voices workshops are made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.


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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.