Village Spring Songs Workshop- Learn Vesnianky & Haivky with Maria Kudriavtseva

  • Kosa Studio 4 Bellwoods Ave Toronto, ON, M6J Canada

Learn ancient spring calling songs (vesnianky) and songs for walking & dancing with community (hailky) at Easter time. 
Maria Kudriavtseva is a renowned folk singer from the folk troupe Bozhychi, based in Kyiv, with many years of experience collecting and performing Ukrainian village songs. Her powerful and unforgettable voice is developed through years of experience singing in the 'open voice' village style. She will instruct on technique, teach rarely heard vesnianky & hailky, as well as bring context to the songs presented.
Reserve a spot by emailing: kosa.kolektiv[at]gmail.com
No experience necessary. All ages welcome.
Ukrainian songs with English transliteration.
**Parents with needs for childcare read below**
PWYC. suggested donation $20-30 (includes materials)

* we are not IN the church, we are in the studio, the building directly north of the church!* 

FYI: There will be pysanky-making happening for kids at the same time (starting at 11am and going until probably 3pm) in the same building, so if you are keen to try your hand at that, you are welcome to come beforehand, have lunch, and make some easter eggs. Also, if you have children that are old enough to make the pysanky unsupervised (by you), you are welcome to let them do that while you sing :) We also have colouring and other activities that can keep them occupied- but you must arrange that with us in advance.
Pani Maria sells hot food out of the building, and has crepes, beets, sauerkraut, cabbage rolls and varenyky (dumplings) for sale. 
Kosa will provide water & tea. You are welcome to bring snacks.