Border Ballads from the Steppes:
Mapping Ukraine in Song
with Julian Kytasty (voice, flutes & bandura) and Roman Turovsky (baroque lute)
Friday, May 9, 2008, 7:00 pm
The Ukrainian Museum
222 East 6th Street, New York, NY
(between 2nd and 3rd Aves)
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and its Ukrainian Wave Community
Cultural Initiative in collaboration with The Ukrainian Museum and New York Bandura
Ensemble/Bandura Downtown present Border Ballads from the Steppes: Mapping Ukraine in Song,
the first of two concerts in conjunction with an exhibit of historical maps of Ukraine
opening at the Museum this spring.
The evening's program features traditional Ukrainian ballads researched and
performed by the Ukrainian-American bandura virtuoso and singer Julian Kytasty,
accompanied by Roman Turovsky on baroque lute.
Drawn from the same historical period as the Museum's "Mapping of Ukraine"
exhibition, the songs and instrumental music bring to life the dance of shifting borders -
political, cultural, and personal - that characterizes Ukraine's early modern period.
The Mapping of Ukraine: European Cartography and Maps of Early Modern Ukraine, 1550-1799
is a major exhibition of antiquarian maps opening at the Museum on April 20th
and remaining on view until October 5. Curated by University of Saskatchewan International
Relations scholar Bohdan Kordan, the exhibition features 42 original maps published by
European mapmakers over a 250-year period.
A second Bandura Downtown concert of historical ballads related to "The
Mapping of Ukraine" will take place at the Museum in September.
Tickets $15 with discounts available for Museum and CTMD members and
To reserve tickets contact the Museum at 212-228-0110.
Tickets include gallery admission and a reception to follow the concert.
Image: UKRANIA QUAE ET TERRA COSACCORUM CUM VICINIS WALACHIAE, MOLDAVIAE,
(UKRAINE AND THE LAND OF THE COSSACKS WITH THE NEIGHBORING PROVINCES OF
MOLDAVIA, AND TATARY MINOR)
Johann Baptist Homann/Homann's Heirs, Nuremberg, 1729