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Easter Folk Concert with Grunya Ensemble
April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm$30.
Join the Museum and Grunya for a special Easter concert featuring religious songs, Easter greetings songs (волочебные), St. George Day’s greeting song (егорьевская), and spring ritual songs (веснянки). Grunya will bring shepherd’s horns and string instruments and will also perform comic songs with puppets designed by Ksenya Litvak. The audience will be invited to participate in round dances of khorovod.
The Boston-based ensemble Grunya performs traditional songs from different regions of Russia, as well as from Ukraine and Belarus. The members of the ensemble are not professional singers; among them are people of different occupations, backgrounds, and ages. Through singing, Grunya develops a language environment for the families, supports language skills for the children, discovers the Slavic people’s culture and history, and practices a joyful way of celebrating holidays and important life events.
Grunya will also have on exhibit and for sale traditional Slavic embroidery, painting, rug dolls, and handmade cards collaboration of Nina Vinogradova (doll makers), Tatiana Shpotova (embroidery, doll maker), Katya Popova, Ghilyana Dordzhieva, and Polina Vikova.