Julian Kystasty (Musical Director, Canadian Bandurist Capella) and Kristina Lewycki (of the Women’s Bandura Ensemble) sat down with Mike and Jean to chat about a couple of upcoming concerts. The bandura is a Ukrainian lute-harp with a rich cultural history. They chatted about its unique sound (super brief demonstration included!) and why these concerts take place after Christmas (according to the Gregorian calendar). These concerts mark their first collaboration.
Listen to the interview here:
The Canadian Bandursit Capella and the Women’s Bandura Ensemble are presenting two joint Christmas concerts:
St. Catharines at the First Ontario Performing Arts Center
Saturday, December 29th at 6pm
Toronto Centre for the Arts
Sunday, December 30th at 3pm