Folk Camp
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Workshop + Events

Summer Camp
Aug
20
to Aug 26

Summer Camp

Folk Camp's SUMMER CAMP is a week long immersion into folk culture in which participants experience the traditions of craft, song, dance, theatre, and food from our heritage through workshops and various activities.

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Feast & Zabava (Dance party at Summer Camp)
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Feast & Zabava (Dance party at Summer Camp)

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Join us for a Feast & Zabava (Dance party) at summer camp on Fri. August 24, 2017. 

We are hosting an evening of traditional Eastern European feasting and celebrating with toasting ,singing, and live music. Folk tunes and dances led by our Folk Camp Band and special guests Csángó Unchained from Toronto. 

 

 

Join us for:

DINNER + DANCE at 6PM - $20
JUST DANCE at 7:30PM - $10

You must RSVP by emailing us at folkcanada@gmail.com to attend.

 

Illustration by Kathryn Durst
Design by Oksana Hawrylak
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Burdon + Blisk at Hugh's Room Live
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Burdon + Blisk at Hugh's Room Live

Burdon (“bour-don” – drone) is a folk band from Lviv, in the west of Ukraine.

Olena Yeremenko – violin, nyckelharpa, vocal Oksana Hrynko – vocal, accordion Bohdana Bonchuk – vocal, gardon Mikhail Kachalov – fiddle Lubomyr Ishchuk – drums, percussion, winds Ivan Ohar – double bass Rost Tatomyr – bouzouki, vocal

The young musicians formed the group in 2002 and have quickly developed their music-making to an impressive level and built up a rich repertoire of traditional tunes, rural ritual songs, old ballads and cheerful dances.

Burdon’s repertoire is mostly based on traditional music from Ukraine and the mysterious Carpathian region, the crossroads of Romania, Hungary and Poland. Their spirited live performances combines an age-old tunes with modern arrangements, Nordic influences with Balkan grooves which altogether paint a vivid, dramatic world full of excitement, love, mystic and enchantment.

With all this multicultural mix Burdon creates its own unique sound with female vocals, fiddles, nickelharpa, bouzouki, gardon, double bass and crazy percussions. They have easily captured audiences around Ukraine or playing festivals in Poland, Hungary, Germany, Belgium, Skandinavia and Canada.

In 2015 the band won the main prize “Eiserner Eversteiner” of 24th annual international competition “FolkHerbst” in Germany. Musicians still experimenting with new instruments, new sounds and beautiful Ukrainian songs that form the basis of their music.

Burdon Website: http://burdon.lviv.ua/

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Blisk is a synthesis of polyphonic Eastern European and Balkan song, dance and movement backed by hypnotic percussion. Experience a musical journey travelling through Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia, Serbia and beyond. Based in Toronto, the members of the group hail from Canada, Ukraine, Poland and Kazakhstan and were brought together by a deep love and respect for these ancient songs and dances, bringing the tunes to life in the modern world. They made their public debut in December 2017 at the Aga Khan Museum opening for JUNO-nominated Turkwaz. They performed at the Toronto Ukrainian Festival, Sofar Sounds Toronto and the Global Toronto Conference.

Blisk on FB: https://www.facebook.com/bliskmusic/ 

More info. on facebook event HERE

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Beaded Folk Flowers Workshop
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Beaded Folk Flowers Workshop

Love of flowers and adornment carries across cultures, and is a beloved aspect of Ukrainian folk culture. Come and make some folk flowers!

Learn to make a sculptural (three dimensional) beaded flower under the expert guidance of Ivanka Krysa-Bodnar of Gerdan Toronto. The perfect folk accessory-- brooch, hair, or wrist adornment.

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Pearl Necklace Master Class - Workshop
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Pearl Necklace Master Class - Workshop

Hands on Workshop: Learn how to make a beautiful multi-strand imitation-pearl necklace, impressive on its own, and great for layering. Myroslava will teach you how to make this classic jewellery piece in the style traditionally worn by Ukrainian women, with attention to details such as the satiny floss, and charming tassles finished with golden thread. 

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Presentation of Traditional Ukrainian Women's Wear
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Presentation of Traditional Ukrainian Women's Wear

Demonstration of the putting on of a traditional women's costume and tying of a khustka" (kerchief) in the styles of Western Ukraine.

And some words about the history and lore of the craftsmanship of the various jewellery traditions. Zgardy, dukats, talyars, corals, pearls, antique pearls ("balamuty"), venetian glass, crosses...

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Global Village at Shakespeare in High Park
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Global Village at Shakespeare in High Park

Kick off the August long weekend with this FREE family festival devoted to the stories and experiences that make up our Global Village. Join us at the High Park Amphitheatre for a day-long celebration of the land we share with immersive activities including live musical performances, DIY workshops, delicious food tastings, storytelling and more.

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