A long time coming Made in UA

When one has spent more than ten years of their life in Ukraine and has made many different friends from many different walks of life, but primarily those who are involved in the development of contemporary Ukrainian cultural life you start to miss those friends a great deal when you are far away from that…

Pre-ShockolaD – but just as sweet working out some deals for charity

Between the time I had first met Dana at Liviy Bereh underneath the L’viv Opera, a few days had gone by, but during that time I had arranged accommodations for some employees of a friend of mine who were coming into town on Wednesday morning and had been running around meeting with journalists and trying…

Made in ЮА [UA]…. the long road to Liviy Bereh (Lviv)

It has been some time since I have actually sat down and written anything, but it does not mean that my life has not been filled with a great number of musical events. On May 20th I was sitting in one of my regular haunts when in comes an old friend of mine, Mykhaylo [Mis’ko]…

Latest on Dead Rooster

Well, Mertviy Piven, or Dead Rooster as they are known in English had a concert on Sunday February 25th in Kyiv, and while it was my intention to attend – I decided that my health was more important. I guess this is a sign of age! I along with many others I know have been…