The Ukrainian Week offers a selection of concerts and exhibitions which will take place in Ukraine at the beginning of March
1 March, 10 p.m.
(19, vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, Kyiv)
The Kharkiv-based indie-pop band will welcome the audience on the first day of spring with its new album, Nevertheless, as the product of its experimental endeavours. Pur:Pur has found a new sound in this album. This can be felt as soon as the band hits the first notes. The album has 9 cocktail tracks of electronic and acoustic tunes intertwined with the singer’s vibrant vocals. Nevertheless is the band’s second fully-fledged album, following their debut record Pure, released in 2010 and several mini albums.
Until 3 March
The Dream Museum
(55, vul. Chyhorina, Kyiv)
An unusual show of photographs made in the oil print technique, offers the viewer two series. One is The Play Mirror by Oleksiy Buistov, and the other one is From the Kingdom of Hades by Serhiy Yefanov. Both series are dynamic: From the Kingdom of Hades reflects the movement of images and powers ascending from the other world of darkness into that of people. The Play Mirror reaches beyond the boundaries of reality into the mirror world. The old archaic printing technique and strange images encourage people to look deeper into their minds.
The Latin Grammy Awards-winning singer Bebe will play her first gig in Ukraine. Her songs are an interesting combination of traditional Spanish folk music, contemporary rhythms, dance-pop, alternative Latin American music and flamenco. Her popularity came right after she recorded her debut album, PafueraTelarañas, stirring controversial yet massive response. The second album called Ypunto has gone gold in the USA, Italy, Argentina and Columbia.
7 March, 8 p.m.
(1, Dniprovsky Uzviz, Kyiv)
S.K.A.Y. will play its new acoustic show live for the first time, joined by O. Torvald for the Give Love festival. An explosive mix of improvisation and solos by the Ternopil-based S.K.A.Y. coupled with rock drive from O. Torvald will leave the audience with a dose of happy memories and excitement. Old hit songs will gain a new sound, and new songs will become favourites. Musicians say that everyone in the audience will be happy, no matter whether it is fans or just the lovers of good music.
The National Georgian Ballet Sukhishvili, managed by the third dynasty of its founders, includes 100 dancers and its own orchestra. They have been described as the eighth wonder of the world and a hurricane on stage. Their dances with swords have been banned, yet every concert was sold out. They have crashed stages. They got a gold medal from the Queen of England. The ballet travelled rhe 5 continents ten times over. La Scala called them back with a standing ovation 14 times after their performance in Milan. You can’t miss it!
11 -30 March
The Music of the Young
Lviv Oblast Philharmonic
(7, vul. Tchaikovskoho, Lviv)
Lviv is about to host the 13th Annual International Forum, Music of the Young – for the first time as part of the Ukrainian Biennale of New Music. The programme offers 14 concerts covering over 70 pieces by Ukrainian and European composers, performed by Ukrainian and foreign musicians. The international music delegation will include the French Le Balcon and Polish string quartet NeoQuartet. Ricochet and Constanty will represent Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Week discussed with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine the development of business ties between our countries, ways to improve the image of Ukraine and the place of Tokyo in the security situation in the Pacific region