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Balaklava Blues & Kitka: Songs for Ukraine

Sat, May 11, 1:00pm2:30pm

Photos of the music groups Balaklava Blues and Kitka
Sat, May 11
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Great Lawn, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718


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No Bay Area ensemble has forged deeper ties to Ukrainian musicians and composers than Kitka, the revered all-women vocal ensemble known for working with artists across Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The women’s latest alliance with artists from the besieged nation is a collaboration with Balaklava Blues. Founded by Mark and Marichka Marczyk, who met and fell in love amidst Ukraine’s 2014 Orange Revolution, the Toronto-based project fuses Ukrainian polyphony and folk traditions with EDM, trap, dubstep and more. It’s the latest sonic adventure for Kitka, fearless musical explorers who’ve earned international acclaim for riveting performances marked by intricate ornamentation, angular rhythms and lush, haunting harmonies.




This program is supported in part by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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