Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashup #2 – Balkan Romani Meets Ukraine

October 10, 2021 all-day
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354
Olivia Kielczewski
Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashup #2 - Balkan Romani Meets Ukraine @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Common Ground features artists seemingly different in discipline, practices, or cultural identity who explore global connections, celebrating distinctions that make cultures unique. Our NEW series Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups are curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics) bringing together two amazing global music artists along with accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation and exploration. Post-show Q&A.

California-grown, Brooklyn-based Eva Salina is a groundbreaking interpreter of Balkan Romani (gypsy) songs joined by her duo partner, accordionist Peter Stan. In their collaboration, Eva & Peter pick up the threads of an interrupted legacy of empowered female voices in Balkan Romani music. Seeking to amplify and celebrate voices of past generations of Romani women musicians, they employ tenderness, grace, and friendship in keeping these songs alive and evolving, while tending to living traditions and sharing with new generations.

Zhenya Lopatnik lives and works in NY. She sings and composes music, creates art, and works as a Jewish Educator with different communities. Zhenya’s musical projects include the Ukraine based ensemble Kharkov Klezmer Band with Yuriy Khainson, the Israeli-Uranian band Zapekanka, Ternovka – Old and new Yiddish ballads, and Tender Yiddish – playing music from Jewish lullabies to getto songs.

In-Person Tickets: $15/$12 Members; Virtual Tickets: $7/$5 Members
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This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


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