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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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

New Anthology Celebrates the Rebel Composers of Ukraine’s Sixties

Back in the day, they were outcasts writing ideologically suspect music. Now, their works are being recognized as some of the most important compositions...

An Interview With The Band Monkey Juice: The Irresistible Virus Of Great Music

Monkey Juice are more than just a cover band — their performances have an entirely unique and personal sound. Originally based around a classical...

Made in Odessa: On Six Musicians With Odessa Roots

When studying the biographies of famous musicians, composers and singers, unexpected discoveries will be made. It should not surprise anyone that a good deal...

May 12-13, Kyiv. Klezmer in Ukraine!

Klezmer spring comes to Ukraine! Very soon Kiev will be transformed into the world capital of klezmer music. The long-awaited Kyiv Klezmer Fest starts...