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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Songs of Kriachkivka

with

Nadia Tarnawsky

Sunday, November 18, 3:30-5:30 PM

Location: Playwrights Rehearsal Studios, 440 Lafayette, Room 3A, East Village, NYC

The Poltava region's Kriachkivka village is famous for its heartbreaking melodies sung in three part harmony. These songs, sung by the village's ensemble "Drevo", have been collected by singer Mariana Sadovska, and groups DakhaBrakha, Kitka, Bozhychi, and Kurbasy. Nadia Tarnawsky has spent a great deal of time with Nadia Rozdabara and Nina Reva, the remaining two members of Drevo, and will teach lyrical songs and a koliada (winter carol) during this workshop.

We have invited Nadia to not only share the songs of Kriachkivka with us, but to also be our special guest at UVV's concert two days prior! See concert details in our performance tab above to purchase tickets. Let's spend the weekend together learning and enjoying songs and stories from the villages of Ukraine!

About Nadia Tarnawsky:
Nadia has recently returned to the United States after completing a year of research, study, and teaching in Ukraine as a recipient of a Fulbright Award. She has studied Eastern European singing techniques for nearly three decades and 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, Folk Camp Canada, and 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.

Watch and hear Nadia Tarnawsky with Nadia Rozdabara and Nina Reva in Kriachkivka, Ukraine. This is a group of babas that members of UVV also met and sang with in this very same living room during our summer trip in Ukraine.


past Workshops


2018

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

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.