Afn Veg tzu Sholem – with Druzi and dance master Sayumi Yoshida
It will be played again! Our wild ride through this evening will be accompanied by dance master Sayumi Yoshida and the Ukrainian all-star exile band DRUZI. The old rhythms of this troubled country, which bring people together to strengthen the community, transform these evenings into a roaring togetherness.
This unique ensemble brings together Ukrainian exile musicians under the direction of Berlin-based Jewish violinist Craig Judelman and Kiev clarinetist Mitia Gerasimov (currently living as a refugee in Poland). It is a step towards healing a long history that has not always been peaceful, but has always been shared.
Since traditional music manifested itself in different formations, from solo instrumentalists and bards to small string ensembles, vocal choirs and larger bands, this project gathers performers on different instruments to share this repertoire, especially in the context of dance music.
The ancient rhythms of this troubled country, which bring people together physically and use the power of rhythm and movement to strengthen community and connection, will transform these evenings into a roaring togetherness.
Daria Fomina (Kharkiv-Hamburg) – flute
Gennadiy Fomin (Kharkiv) – clarinet
Mitia Gerasimov (Kyiv-Lublin) – clarinet
Sergei Topor (Kyiv -Lublin) – chordion
Natalia Kasyanchik (Vynnitsa – Warsaw) – Domra
Maria Viksina (Kyiv – Berlin) – Torban
Olena Yeremenko (Lviv – Warsaw) – violin
Craig Judelman (Berlin) – conductor, violin