Tickets available at the door if not sold out and while quantities last.
is an etno-rave set in the middle of the war-torn Ukrainian steppe. Video from the front lines of the Donbas war, footage from mine shafts, factories, and fields, and iconic Soviet cartoons form the backdrop for remixed folk songs by Counting Sheep
/Lemon Bucket Orkestra creators Mark and Marichka Marczyk.
When the revolution started, I was not a political person. I am an artist – I didn’t want to be part of that game. Then, of course, the situation changed.
A couple named WAR (Marichka Marczyk) and SOLDIER (Mark Marczyk) guide you through this complex visual expression of the Ukrainian psyche, and glimpses of life on the front lines of the current Ukraine-Russia conflict. Celebration, regret, obligation, fear, anger, introspection, and surprise weave with industrial synths at this unusual party.
Mark and Marichka Marczyk are the recipients of two Dora Awards, a Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First Award, and an Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award.
Balaklava Blues is supported by the Shevchenko Foundation.
Opening Act: BEDZVIN
Born into a family of professional musicians, Volodymyr Bedzvin started violin lessons at the age of five and the cello shortly thereafter. Volodymyr went on to study at the Lviv National Conservatory. With a growing interest in contemporary music, he began to perform and record world music, folk, and pop rock music. V. Bedzvin presented his solo project as `BEDZVIN` in 2012, with his debut single `Dance inside`.
BEDZVIN is a unique breathtaking combination of the world, neofolk and indie-pop music. Volodymyr has performed throughout his native Ukraine and toured throughout Europe and North America.