Breeders of Xenophobia or the Big Lie Theory boys…

Not long ago one of my blog entries was entitled, “A different type of Ulster! Also run by Creoles”. Within that entry I noted that there are four K’s which run current day Ukraine. A few days later, one of those Creoles, member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vadym Kolisnichenko, reared his ugly head…

Closing down…

While I had spent some time in the first OstaNNya Baricada which was opened in Kyiv on July 13, 2001, only to be closed down leading up the the 2002 parliamentary elections, I never had the opportunity to visit the reincarnation of the OB in Kharkiv. From what I have been reading on a number…

Fayno – Pan Pupets – Ot Vinta – A quick listen.

I finally took some time to take a listen to the albums I mentioned below, which includes L’viv-based Fayno, Ivano-Frankivsk-based, Pan Pupets, and Rivne’s very own Ot Vinta. Fayno’s album I ta lyubov put out on the UkrMusic label. I’ve heard this trio perform live before, however there is always a difference between a studio…

More releases

Well I can’t say that they are completely releases, but a couple of new CD’s I picked up from Yaroslav Melnyk on Majdan the day before I flew out of Kyiv. Given I missed Ot Vinta‘s release of Poperedu Zhakhy Shlyakhy party last week, I picked up the CD. I hope to take a listen…

CD Signing Session

While walking through Metrograd in Kyiv today, I noticed that Druha Rika will be doing a CD signing session at the EuroStar Store in Metrograd by the Bassarabska entrance. Unfortunately a long wait for a meeting with a potential client/partner yesterday prevented me from getting out to Pyvna Bochka in Obolon’ yesterday for Ot Vinta’s…

Christmas Season Releases

Well it seems that there are a number of Ukrainian bands that will doing presentations of their new albums right before the Christmas season. There will be a presentation of the Telnyuk Sisters’ new album Along both sides of the Sun and the Moon in L’viv on Tuesday December 12 at Kino Palats in L’viv,…