American Born Ukrainian Bandurist Visits Carleton

25 January 2016
Julian Kytasy playing a bandura
Julian Kytasty

Julian Kytasty, a Ukranian-American musician, composer, and conductor, has been invited to speak and perform at Carleton. Wednesday, January 27, Kytasty will be giving a lecture on Ukrainian culture and global identity, specifically within a musical context.

Because of his dedication to preserving cultural traditions within his work, Kytasty’s concert will include performance of traditional Ukrainian music, singing of traditional folk stories, and original compositions made for folk instruments. He will be primarily playing the bandura, a lute-like stringed instruments originating in Eastern Europe popular among Ukrainian Cossacks, and the flute.

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