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A Talk With Pioneer Of Soviet Rock Music Journalism Artemy Troitsky

Artemy Troitsky is a journalist, music critic, promoter and broadcaster who played a vital role in popularizing independent Soviet rock music, as well as...

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...

Eulogies for Yuri Kuznetsov

The very romantic Soviet and Russian literary tradition of writing poetry to commemorate one's departed friends is still alive and well in Odessa.  After...

Tracing the History Of Odessa’s Rock Movement

Is there such a phenomenon as an “Odessa sound” in post-Soviet rock n roll? In the same way there was a distinct Chicago sound...

Who Says There’s No Sound in Space?

Modern music has always been somehow connected with the topic of space. The phenomenon began when the first ‘electro’ musicians created soundtracks for sci-fi...

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...

Jamala: The Voice Of Ukraine

Raised on jazz, soul and the traditional songs of her Crimean Tatar people. She experienced the temptations of easy fame and betrayal. She lost...

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...

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...

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...