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The Ukrainian Village Voices at the Creekers Jamboree

UVV group 2018 – Ukraine (2)
June 25, 5 pm8 pm.


The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is thrilled to welcome the Ukrainian Village Voices at the Creekers Jamboree on June 25, 5 pm – 8:00 pm. Band starts at 5:30 pm.

Creekers Jamboree is a music series that celebrates Roots and Americana music on the banks of the Gowanus Canal. The boathouse is located at: 165 2nd Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Ukrainian Village Voices is a New York City-based collective of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian singers, whose mission is to preserve and revive the polyphonic singing style of Ukraine’s villages.

UVV’s repertoire is constantly evolving, frequently focusing on seasonal celebrations, ritual songs, as well as lyrical music. The group often sings songs recorded by ethnomusicologists from the oldest dwellers in rural Ukraine. As of 2018, these songs include those they heard themselves while on expeditions to various villages across Ukraine. UVV pays homage to the ancient spirit of these songs while also naturally bringing a unique North American feel to the music. 

For nearly a decade, the ensemble has performed for a wide range of audiences in the New York metropolitan area as well as in Canada and Ukraine. They also organize public vocal workshops led by accomplished singers, musicians, and scholars in the various folk traditions of Ukraine. UVV released an album on Jalopy Records, and currently 100% of proceeds from album sales on Bandcamp are being donated to help Ukrainian refugees. 

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It’s free to attend but donations are encouraged and reservations at $10 are available for the front two rows & one complimentary beverage. For tickets: http://www.gowanuscanal.org/creekers-jamboree-ukrainian-village-voices

Funds will be solicited at this event to support Razom for Ukraine, an organization delivering humanitarian aid in the form of tactical medicine, hospital supplies, and communication equipment, as well as evacuating children with disabilities and their families, and advocacy. For more information or to donate to Razom go to https://www.razomforukraine.org

If raining, event will be hosted in The Gowanus Dredgers’ Boathouse with open doors for ventilation. Attendees may be required to provide proof of vaccination (physical/digital card or Excelsior pass) and a corresponding photo ID.  We kindly ask that you not attend the event if you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or you have recently come into close contact (within six [6] feet for more than fifteen [15] minutes) with someone infected with COVID-19.

More about UVV: https://www.ukrainianvillagevoices.com/our-story
Site: https://www.ukrainianvillagevoices.com/listen
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/UkrainianVillageVoices/videos
Album: https://ukrainianvillagevoices.bandcamp.com

*The Creekers Jamboree and Roots Music on the Gowanus is sponsored by the 
Gowanus Canal Dredgers Canoe Club and Brooklyn Arts Fund (BAF) / Charlene Victor and
 Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New 
York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs 
administered by Brooklyn Arts Council


Gowanus Canal Dredgers boathouse 165 Second St. at Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY

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