Sunday, November 11, 2018
210 Yale Blvd SE
Price: $20.00 to $25.00 —$20 GA in advance; $25 GA day of
Lviv, the eons-old Carpathian hub, holds Ukraine's cultural core. Around this nucleus, spheres of tradition and innovation spin, collide and reform. The idea of culture as a cosmic living organism is central to Kurbasy, whose folk-based multimedia performances vibrate in tight vocal harmonies, resonant lyrics, culturally unique instruments, and phantasmagoric visual imagery. Conceived and directed by the band's three actress-singers—Maria Oneshchak, Myroslava Kyshchun-Rachynska, and Nataliia Rybka-Parkhomenko—Kurbasy's sonic-theatrical explorations of Ukraine's rich trove of calendar song cycles, lullabies, and legends conjure the natural world, beliefs, and rituals, tracing contemporary connections to an archaic past.