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A Short Biography Of Ukraine’s Hottest Musical Icon

Over the last year, ONUKA has shot to critical and popular success both at home and in Europe. But front-woman Nata Zhyzhchenko’s greatest accomplishment may...

Ukrainian-Jewish Musical Journeys: From The Pale To The Promised Lands

This essay is an adaptation of program notes prepared for two concerts highlighting Jewish music from the Pale of Settlement that the author helped...

80 Years Of The Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra

The Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1937, and belongs today to the most prominent musical ensembles in Ukraine. During the Soviet era the orchestra...

Fozzey: Books Stolen From Life

A profile of musician Alexander “Fozzey” Sidorenko, who has branched out to becoming a well known writer. Of all Ukraine’s musicians, Fozzey is the only...

Inside Look At The Eventfull Days Of 2017 GOGOLFEST

The 10th anniversary multidisciplinary contemporary art festival GOGOLFEST 2017 Ark was taking place in Kiev in this September. The festival lasted until 17 September....

15th Koktebel Jazz Festival

On August 27 in Chernomorsk, the 15th Koktebel Jazz Festival, which has long been positioned not so much as jazz festival, but as a...

Jay Jay Johanson In Chernomorsk: Songs About Becoming Friends Again

World famous Swedish musician Jay Jay Johanson performing in the Odessa suburb of Chernomorsk sounds like a fantasy, but on August 26th  it came...

Travel Diary: Peter Zalmayev At The Lviv Alfa Jazz Festival

By Peter Zalmayev   Photos by Kateryna Melnykova June 24, 2017 Exhausted, red-eyed, I run to jump on the 6:45 AM Intercity train right as the doors are...

Koktebel Jazz Festival Diary: Days 3 + 4.

Day 3 My third day at the Koktebel Jazz Festival began with high hopes andn even greater expectations. The day began with a press tour to...

Jazz Koktebel Festival

This year, the festival "Jazz Koktebel" celebrates its 15th anniversary. It is by far the oldest and largest open-air jazz festival in Ukraine. This year,...