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Global Sounds on the Hill: Kurbasy
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hill Center is thrilled to welcome Kurbasy as part of our Global Sounds series. From the Carpathian Mountains, Kurbasy traces contemporary connections to an archaic past.
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, 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.
This concert is co-presented by Multiflora Productions’ annual month-long DIY global music festival “Flash of the Spirit” that happens across multiple venues in Washington, DC during the month of October. Its mission is to present emerging and remarkable international musicians from abroad as well as local musicians from our diverse immigrant communities to celebrate their stories, heritage, and cultures through their music.