Kyiv Art Week
Toronto-Kyiv Hall (V Vasylkivska 100)
The annual Kyiv Art Week is a large-scale event called to present a variety of Ukrainian art along with some of the best samples of foreign contemporary art. This year, the festival theme looks to integrate old soviet objects into modern city landscapes, a reconstructed piece of the Wall of Memory – a monument created by Ada Rybachuk and Volodymyr Melnychenko in Baykove cemetery – as the highlight. In 1982, this unique monument was covered in concrete thanks to the unappreciative Communist regime. Thank goodness some things change.
Monks Singing Rock (UA, concert) 23 September at 19.30 Kyiv Conservatory (Arkhitektora Horodetskoho 1-3/11) Rock is considered to be a musical form pivotal in effecting social change and protest. This project protests the very concept of this sound. Monks have managed to preserve the essence of these songs but refine the compositions to rediscover and […]
Kodaline (IE, rock) 4 November at 20.00 Bel’Etage (Shota Rustaveli 16a) This Irish four-man band has gained wide popularity via participation in the music show You’re a Star. At that time, the collective was known by the name 21 Demands, which they changed in 2011. It is noteworthy that frontman Steve Garrigan and guitarist Mark […]
Sleeping Beauty (UA, music, literature, and art performance) 14 October at 12.00 Kyiv Conservatory (Arkhitektora Horodetskoho 1-3/11) A well-known Ukrainian actress and popular TV presenter will narrate a famous fairytale, accompanied by Kyiv Camerata performing Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces. This blend of music and literature will be further enhanced with stunning water animation and sand art shows – […]
JMSN (US, soul, R&B) 19 November at 19.00 Caribbean Club (Symona Petlyury 4) In listening to the music of Christian Berishaj, it seems you might find yourself floating along the Azure coast somewhere in Miami – such is the soft, smooth, and enveloping groove it creates. JMSN does not limit himself to producing music for […]