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Columbia University's Ukrainian Studies Program, in coordination with 
the Center for Ethnomusicology, will host a free musical performance by 
the premier Ukrainian acoustic folk ensemble in the United States:

"CHERES UFO (Ukrainian Folk Orchestra)"

The virtuosos of Cheres weave fiery instrumentals and spirited songs 
from Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Hungary and beyond. During performances 
-- such as before thousands of audience members at Lincoln Center's "Out 
of Doors" Festival and NYC's "River to River" Festival this summer -- 
Cheres' arsenal of instruments has included clarinet, wooden flutes, 
violin, viola, and double bass. For spellbinding mountain music that 
tugs at the heart and lifts the feet, experience Cheres' concert at 
Columbia University.

Introduction by MARIA SONEVYTSKY, PhD candidate at the Center for 
Ethnomusicology, who will speak briefly about: "Seeking an Unmitigated 
Authenticity: Tradition, Innovation, and Experience in Carpathian 
Mountain Music."

WHEN: Monday, October 2, starting at 7:30pm

WHERE: Room 1501, International Affairs Building (15th floor), Columbia 
University, New York, NY. (Please note this performance is open to the 

"Cheres captivates its listeners with centuries-old Carpathian folk hits 
that "drift off into spacious caverns that jazz fans might call home."
-- Poughkeepsie Journal

"Cheres is the best purveyor of authentic Ukrainian folk music in the 
United States."
-- Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress

For more information about Cheres, please see:
Andriy Milavsky, Music Director
Cheres UFO, Ukrainian Folk Orchestra
E-mail: cheres@earthlink.net
URL http://www.cheres.net



The Ukrainian Studies Program at Columbia University, in cooperation 
with the General Petro Grigorenko Foundation, will host a commemoration 
of the life of NADIYA SVITLYCHNA, a heroine of the Soviet, Ukrainian and 
Russian human rights movements.

The commemoration will take place during the morning and early afternoon 
of Tuesday, October 10th. It will include a morning panel discussion 
about the life and work of Nadiya Svitlychna, as well as an afternoon 
panel discussion about contemporary human rights issues in Ukraine and 
other post-Soviet countries.

The commemoration will be held in Room 1501, International Affairs 
Building (15th floor), Columbia University, 420 W. 118th St. Free and 
open to the public. A detailed schedule of the event will follow soon. 
Contact: Diana Howansky at (212) 854-4697 or ukrainianstudies@columbia.edu.

Diana Howansky
Staff Associate
Ukrainian Studies Program
Columbia University
Room 1208, MC3345
420 W. 118th Street
New York, NY  10027
(212) 854-4697

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