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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...

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...

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...

“Thank you, Yura, the jazz is ours!”: Odessa Jazz Fest 2016 recap

The international jazz festival in Odessa is a well-established tradition which is eagerly expected every year by all Odessites and jazz lovers. On September...

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...

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...

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...

Alfa Jazz Festival

The Alfa Jazz Festival in Lviv has become not only one of the most significant open-air events, but also one of the most important jazz events...

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...

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...