Thursday 7 January 2016, 7pm, door opens at 6.30pm
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA
Tickets: £15 full price and £12 concessionary (for students and elderly citizens).
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For more information, please call: 020 7269 9770
East Warsaw ensemble documents, reconstructs and performs Polish, Ukrainian and Russian traditional folk music. Amongst the repertoire of the group are songs recorded during field trips in Ukrainian Polissya, southern Russia, and in Polish regions of Kurpie, Kujawy and Mazowsze. The members of East Warsaw have been singing folk music since 1999, when they first met, united by their fascination for the ancient musical traditions. Polish, Ukrainian and Russian music archives remain very important sources of information; the most important inspiration however is the contact with local artists – singers of older generations, whom the members of the ensemble have been visiting for many years.