Join us for a musical voyage across Eastern Europe, featuring the polyphonic all-female quartet Blisk from Toronto, and followed by the Balkan party band from Victoria Bucan Bucan.
ABOUT BLISK – www.bliskmusic.com
“the beauty in the voices, the look, and the sounds” – Roots Music Canada
BLISK is a musical journey travelling through Poland, Ukraine, Russia, the Balkans and beyond. This Toronto-based, all-female quartet was brought together by a deep love and respect for the ancient songs and dances of these regions, bringing the tunes to life for our modern world through unique original compositions, storytelling, dance, and distinctive arrangements of traditional folk music.
The bands original compositions are inspired by the places from which the members hail Poland, Ukraine, Russia/Kazakhstan, and Canada seamlessly intertwined and paired with traditional Eastern European repertoire that crosses cultural borders!
Ewelina Ferenc – vocals, percussion
Ekaterina– vocals, recorder, zhalejka and percussion
Stephania Woloshyn – vocals, dance, zylls, jaw harp and percussion
Stacey Yerofeyeva – vocals, accordion, percussion
ABOUT BUCAN BUCAN – https://bucanbucan.com/bio-press
Made up of a very colourful and talented collection of musicians playing trumpets, violins, clarinets, tubas, accordions, trombones and drums, Bučan Bučan has been entertaining crowds for the last five years with its variety of traditional, eastern European brass band tunes and original material inspired by Balkan rhythms and melodies.