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Should Odessa Host Eurovision 2017?

The victory of Jamala, Ukraine's Crimean Tatar pop star in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden has caused some rather predicable diplomatic tensions...

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...

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,...

Odessa talent thrills ‘Voice of Ukraine’ judges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUejDKXfhP8 Last year Odessa singer Felix Shinder proved a big hit on popular TV show ‘Voice of Ukraine’. This year 22-year-old Odessite Tatyana Amirova iswell on her...

Yurka, Kuzya, Shishman: In memory of Yury Kuznetsov, 1953-2016

Play, play my old friend, don't stiffen, don't fade. Chase the blood of your arteries, tell us about fear, about love. Pianissimo here, and...

The Transformative Power Of The Primitive Imagery Of Dakha Brakha

The cult favorite Ukrainian ethno-folk group “DakhaBrakha” is definitely on the rise: in December 2016 they released their newest album “Shlyakh” (“Path”). During the...

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...

SINOPTIK: Music Against War

The band SINOPTIK first formed in Donetsk in 2011. Almost three years ago, they were forced to leave their home city by the war...

Brief Tales of Odessa’s Musical History

The Bee Gees, The Mystery Of Liszt’s Grand Piano, Tchaikovsky and Odessa’s Wunderkinder Many talented pianists and violinists have come out of Odessa. The city...

A Conversation With Alexei Botvinov, Music Director And Pianist

Alexei Botvinov is widely considered to be one of Ukraine's premiere pianists, and one of the greatest performers of the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff...