My dear friend Jenna Bean Veatch made this sweet video for my song, “Little Blue Jay.” (Bedroom recording by yours truly, with Franz Nicolay at the controls.) Jenna will be using part of it in her upcoming theater/dance piece with Nadia Tarnawsky, called “50 Heartbreaks (And I’m Still in Love with YOUkraine).” This is heartbreak #32.
I’ll be giving a little “intro to the Hutsuls” talk at Saint Vladimir’s Institute in Toronto this Saturday night, in tandem with an ongoing exhibition by the French photographer Youry Bilak. I’ve titled it, “Who Are the Hutsuls? From Dovbush to ‘Dyki Tantsi’.” This Saturday at 7 PM, free admission.
I’m honored to be featured in the inaugural issue of the Harriman Institute’s new magazine! You can read the entire interview with me here.
I’m so thrilled to make this news official: I’ve accepted a full-time position as an Assistant Professor of Music at Bard College, but am deferring it for a year, during which I will be a Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies in 2013-14. So Franz, baby and I will be Canadians for 9 months, hopefully spending much of summer 2014 in Ukraine, and then relocating to upstate NY in late summer 2014, just about 2 hours north of NYC on the Hudson. Ecstatic about all of it.
We’re heading to Virginia for the summer, saying goodbye to our sweet strange little Brooklyn home of the last three years, and I’ve got a couple of shows/events lined up for our last weekend in the city:
Thursday, April 25 – Debutante Hour wil play at the swank Manderlay Bar at the McKittrick Hotel at 10 PM (530 W. 27th Street in Manhattan). This is supposed to be an awesome venue, and this will be the last time to hear us live for at least a few months.
Friday, April 26 – Zozulka sings at Columbia University for The Birch, Columbia’s undergrad journal of Eastern European and Eurasian Studies. 7:30 PM. Free admission. Potluck House, 606 114th Street,New York, NY 10027.
Sunday, April 28 – I’ll be leading a singing workshop in Ukrainian lyrical songs for the Ukrainian Village Voices, no prior experience or knowledge of Ukrainian required. Location: All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church (206 East 11th St (btw 2nd and 3rd Aves) in Manhattan), 3-6 PM. Advance tickets are available at: http://villagesongs.brownpapertickets.com/
A few weeks ago, Eva Salina Primack, Willa Roberts and I recorded six Ukrainian songs. We got together, in a room in New Jersey, with microphones and a wonderful engineer. This Zozulka EP is the result, basically unadulterated. We’re selling it for $6 through Bandcamp, and it’s streaming there. Listen! Enjoy! Support!