Musician Ties the Knot

While sitting working on my last blog posting my mobile rang, and like most people I checked to see who was calling… The display read: Олена Мацюцька… Well, here was a friend of mine that I hadn’t heard from for ages… I answered it… Well, here for the benefit of English language readers, I will…

Transborder Cooperation…

In search for festivals happening in L’viv I came across an interesting bit of information which maybe of interest to those who take the time to read this blog. On August 9, 2008 friends of mine from Haydamaky will be performing a joint concert with Polish band Voo Voo in L’viv. I’m still waiting for…

Drymba Da Dzyga or DDD

Quite some time ago at a local watering hole Dem Haydamaky’s guitarist introduced me to a fellow by the name of Oleksandr Novichenko, bass player with a relatively new Ukrainian band called DrymbaDaDzyga. A short while later Oleksandr comes over to me and hands me a CD, and like many things I stashed into my…

Ignorance is Bliss: Take Two – Kobzar hits 7th in the World Music Charts Europe

Over a year ago I wrote about how the Ukrainian music industry and some of the labels of some fairly popular bands don’t do enough to promote their bands in Ignorance is bliss. Well once again history repeats itself! As everyone in Ukraine is happily harping about Ani Lorak representing Ukraine at the Eurovision Song…