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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СОЛОВЕЙКО
SOLOVEIKO


with


Eva Salina

Deconstructing Ukrainian Traditional Singing Techniques

Sunday, March 31, 4:30-6:30PM

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

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

Please RSVP NOW to ukrainianvillagevoices@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

In this workshop, Eva Salina will delve into adaptive technique for singers interested in exploring a variety of sounds and textures by using fragments of songs from the various repertoires of Poltava and Polissia.

This is specifically not a song-learning workshopInstead, emphasis will be placed on healthy, sustainable, and comfortable ways to sing Ukrainian village songs without strain or injury. Our time together will be spent cultivating a broader spectrum of timbres in our individual voices as well as in our ensemble singing, and will include small group and individual work. Rather than aiming for “one ideal sound”, we will focus on how language and vocal placement can enhance the sound of our unique voices within the parameters of Ukrainian singing styles. 

Please join us on Sunday, March 31, to collectively learn the wondrous mechanics of our voices!!

About this workshop leader:

Eva Salina is a seasoned, passionate, and effective vocal instructor adept at modeling and deconstructing traditional singing styles from both a technical (functional) and culturally-specific aesthetic perspective. Eva has spent 28 years immersed in a variety of Slavic musical traditions and cultures. With particular expertise in Balkan vocal traditions, she has also participated in Ukrainian vocal traditions over the last 18 years. Traveling in Ukraine with Mariana Sadovska in 2005 on a musical research trip, Eva visited and studied with the legendary singers of Kriachkivka, Stari Koni, Svarytsevychi, Havronshchyna, and others. In 2011, as one of the singers in Ensemble Hilka, Eva studied intensively with acclaimed ethnomusicologist Yevhen Yefremov. Eva has also learned a great deal about Ukrainian music from Maria Sonevytsky, her collaborator in Zozulka Trio, and continues to engage with Ukrainian traditions with her good friends of Kosa Kolektiv at Folk Camp Canada. Eva tours as a duo with accordionist Peter Stan, and is musical director of The Jalopy Chorus, in addition to her ongoing work with various vocal ensembles and workshops in NYC and abroad. For more information about Eva: www.evasalina.com.


Announcement!!

UVV will be holding a vocal workshop for children on April 14, 2019.

Title: Ukrainian Spring Songs for Kids. Location: Jalopy Theathre, 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

More info on this soon. Questions? Email us at Ukrainianvillagevoices@gmail.com


past Workshops


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 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.