Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England

The Kobzar's Prayer for Ukraine by Jurij Fedynskyj


Saturday, April 29th, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Leverett House Library Theater
28 DeWolfe St, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138

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Dear Ukrainians, and friends of Ukraine,
We invite you all to join us for The Kobzar’s Prayer for Ukraine by Jurij Fedynskyj this coming Saturday – April 29, 2023, at 5:00 PM in the Leverett House Library Theatre – 28 Dewolfe Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Jurij Fedynskyj will present:
– unique national instruments of Ukraine: the traditional
torban, bandura, and kobza,
– a prayer service of traditional Ukrainian sacred songs, epic psalms, historic songs, folklore, as well as related genres,
– a lecture about the heart and history of Ukraine, through her greatest poets, statesmen, and blind singers,
– a demonstration of what a traditional kobzar might be today!
Jurij Fedynskiy is a Ukrainian-American composer, torbanist, bandurist and singer-songwriter, producer, bandleader, luthier, cultural activist, and pedagogue. Jurij is a Kobzar folk singer, a keeper, and a cherisher of a once-lost Ukrainian tradition and folklore. This kobzar tradition was completely destroyed by 1933, through mass executions and starvation of all kobzars by Russia. Today, for Jurij it is important to save what’s left before it disappears forever.
For the first time in 100 years, the traditional torban, kobza, and bandura will be heard worldwide, as part of Jurij’s worldwide tour – Kobzaring the World!
Admission is FREE, and any donations and CD sales go to purchasing and directly delivering supplies to the Ukrainian defenders on the Eastern front, and to funding the Poltava Kobzar Guild’s tours of the front and mission to revive Ukraine through reviving the kobzar tradition