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Ukrainian Folk Singing Workshop with Iryna Voloshyna

April 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm EDT

Fundraising effort for the territorial defense of Iryna’s hometown of Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine.No prior knowledge of Ukrainian language is required. All materials will be provided. No age limitations; family friendly.

Ukrainian folk singing is known for the so-called “open voice” – a manner of singing in a bright loud voice, and a polyphonic singing tradition.Usually, spring is the time of the nature’s awakening, sowing and working in the field, Lent and Easter, but also love and romance. This year’s spring in Ukraine is marked by war. At this singing workshop, Bloomingtonians will have a unique opportunity to try singing Ukrainian folk songs of various genres that reflect the complexity of Ukrainian folk music traditions.

Space is limited. Please register by emailing Iryna at ivolosh@iu.edu. Suggested donation: $25 (Cash Only)

ABOUT IRYNA: Originally from Ukraine, Iryna Voloshyna is a PhD student at the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington. She is a Fulbright fellow and received her MA in Folklore at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She earned her BA with honors in Philology and a specialist diploma in Translation at Khmelnytskyi National University, Ukraine. Her research interests include folk arts, material culture, ethnomusicology, performance studies, heritage studies, migration and diaspora studies, and politics of culture.Iryna worked with the New York State Council on the Arts, New York Folklore Society, Yara Arts Group, Ukrainian Museum in New York and Ukrainian-American Museum and Archive in Detroit; she also sang with an award-winning folk singing ensemble Ladovytsi in Ukraine, and a NYC-based ensemble Ukrainian Village Voices. She is currently an Associate Instructor at the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.