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Music

April 12, Kyiv. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds....

The Modern Music Scene In Odessa

The Odessa Rock music scene is as healthy and diverse as it has ever been, but the problems facing it are formidable as well. Despite...

Aleksey Gogokhia: Alternative Music Man Extraordinaire

Longtime promoter, radio personality, curator, program director of Odessa's most original radio station — FM1 Radio and Art director of the M1 Club-Hotel.  An...

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...

Musician Felix Shinder, Reminisces Over His School Days

From first to sixth grade, I attended this school – School #20. I sat behind a desk, looked out of the window, and wondered how...

Leonid Utesov: Was He Really Playing Jazz?

Leonid Utesov is Considered by Many to be Greatest Singer of his Generation, the ‘Soviet Sinatra’’. While he Considered Himself to be a Proponent...

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...

The Erised: From Ukraine With Love

The Erised, a band originally from Kharkiv, are fresh blood in Ukrainian music and something absolutely new for the world music industry. Young and...

Legendary New York Jazz Clarinetist David Krakauer Comes To Odessa

David Krakauer is one of those musicians whom you can't imagine ever meeting. An American clarinetist who lives in New York, he has performed...

Classical Music’s Pedagogue: Stolyarsky

Many recognize Odessa’s Stolyarsky School of Music as a truly special musical institution. It was in fact the first of many specialized music schools in...