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Songs of the Prairies

A first-time-ever series of folk music and dance encounters between the Ukrainian communities of western Canada and the eastern United States. At the invitation of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, its Ukrainian Wave Community Cultural Initiative, and the New York Bandura Ensemble, Ukrainian-Canadian dancer/folk dance scholar Andriy Nahachewsky and tsymbalist/prairie music scholar Brian Cherwick join New York Ukrainian artists and audiences for four October programs showcasing and exploring the music and dance traditions of the Ukrainian settlers of western Canada.

CCI Programs
Touring Artists

Prairie Dance Music Workshops
with Tsymbalist and Scholar Brian Cherwick
Tuesday October 16th through
Thursday October 18th

Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
(140 Second Avenue between 8th and 9th)
• General Tunes and Techniques Workshop,
three 2-hr sessions Tues-Thurs

• Hammered Dulcimer Workshop,
two 2-hr sessions, Tues-Wed
Register now at 212-571-1555 ext. 35

Western Canadian Vechornytsi
(Village Dance Party)

with Dance Master and Scholar Andriy Nahachewsky (University of Alberta) and live music by Tsymbalist Brian Cherwick and prairie band
Saturday, October 20th, 7:30-11 PM
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
(140 Second Avenue between 8th and 9th)
$10.00 adults, $5.00 children
No advance ticket sales

Sounds of the Prairies: Music of the Ukrainian Settlers of Western Canada
The first concert in the New York Bandura Ensemble’s ongoing Bandura Downtown series, in conjunction with
the Ukrainian Museum’s exhibit “Thread to the Past: Folk Art from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair”

Friday, October 19th, 7 PM
Ukrainian Museum
222 East 6th Street between 2nd and 3rd
Tickets $15.00 (member/student/senior discounts available)
Reserve tickets at 212-228-0110
In collaboration with the Ukrainian Museum
Joint Lecture on the History of Ukrainian Folk Dance and Music in Western Canada
By Dr. Brian Cherwick and Dr. Andriy Nahachewsky

Monday, October 22nd, noon-2 PM

Room 1219, Harriman Institute/Columbia University
420 West 118th Street - 12th Floor MC 3345
Admission free
In collaboration with Columbia University Ukrainian Studies
Major support for the Ukrainian Wave Community Cultural Initiative at the Center for Traditional Music and Dance was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts Heritage and Preservation Program, the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and American Express Company. Additional support was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Con Edison. Support for the North American Canadian Exchange Program was provided by Alberta Foundation for the Arts, with assistance from Columbia University Ukrainian Studies, Kule Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta, and the New York Consulate General of Canada.

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