Svetlitchnaia Performs Ancient Folk Songs

Our friends at Artist Trust sent a heads up about a free performance by Russel Jaqua Award recipient Juliana Svetlitchnaia, who will be in residence at Centrum in March and April 2010.

Juliana Svetlitchnaia & PAVA will perform ancient Russian polyphonic folk songs recorded in ethnographic expeditions to remote villages of Russia. These songs have existed for centuries, carried on only by oral tradition.

You will hear several genres of songs from different Russian regions, with accompanying commentary, and see the parts of the traditional Russian wedding ceremony. Many songs are accompanied by ancient Russian instruments such as the kolyosnaya lira (hurdy-gurdy), kalyuka (Southern Russian overtone flute), balalaika and others.

DgBJmqLPvF-lvMULSpyal7kC[1] Members of PAVA dress in authentic costumes collected during the expeditions. Some of the costumes are more than 300 years old.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
The Seattle Public Library, Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave., Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1

For more info:
Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636
World Languages 206-684-0849