NEW YORK – Yara Arts Group and The Ukrainian Museum in New York presents a series of virtual events this fall on world epic song traditions and the work of Zenoviy Shtokalko, who brought the Ukrainian epic songs (dumy) to New York in the 1950s.
“Yara’s Traditional Music: Bandurist Zenoviy Shtokalko” is a four-part series on Shtokalko’s performances of Ukrainian dumy, his instrumental music for the bandura, his development of narrative songs and his modernist writings. Hosted by Julian Kytasty and Virlana Tkacz, the events feature special guests from the United States, Canada and Ukraine. They will be live-streamed in September and October. After their premieres, they can be seen anytime on www.yaraartsgroup.net Yara’s virtual events are all free and bilingual (Ukrainian English).