Sunflower Family Festival!

August 27th, 10-2, rain or shine
Lawn School, Jamestown (Watson Ave. Field)

Highlights:

  • Live music (See below)

  • Ukrainian village dances

  • Games, contests

  • Art and craft activities

  • Face painting

  • Displays of Ukrainian embroidery,
    traditional Easter eggs and foods

Korinya Folk Band

Korinya ("roots" in English), began as a family band in 2005. It has since developed into a contemporary folk band with a fresh, grassroots sound. Their music brings the village band tradition and Ukrainian musical heritage into the context of modern life in the diaspora, and to music enthusiasts of all walks of life. The band has toured through Canada, the US and Ukraine, playing at weddings, events, and festivals, including the Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), the Clearwater's Great Hudson Revival (New York, USA), and the Boyko Festival (Turka, Lviv, Ukraine) where in 2012, Korinya won first place. Members include Sana Shepko (violin), Zoya Shepko (accordion), Alina Kuzma (vocals), and Nick Hladio (double bass). The group has two full-length studio albums: Korinya (2013), and Zemlya (2017), a live recording album: En Route Tour 2019, and a digital EP, Lisom Lisom (2021).

Teryn Kuzma, Bandura

Ukrainian-American soprano Teryn Kuzma is a versatile performer of classical, contemporary, musical theater, and folk repertoires. Most recently, she participated in the Toronto Summer Music Festival as a recipient of an Art of Song Fellowship.

In addition to her singing credits, Teryn is also an accomplished instrumentalist on the 55-stringed Ukrainian bandura. The instrument itself is a large harp-zither whose origins can be traced back to the 1600s in Ukraine. Sonically, it resembles a harp and a lute or mandolin, and can be played as a solo instrument, or as accompaniment to a vocal part. A fourth generation bandurist, Teryn Kuzma is a founding member and current Concertmaster of the Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America, and has performed in concert halls and universities across the U.S and Canada over the last seven years.

The South County Rounders

The South County Rounders name has been well known to fans of acoustic folk and bluegrass music in Rhode Island, and all over southern New England since the nineteen eighties. The four-piece ensemble features the original duo, Phil Smith and Matt Bolles, plus Judy Bolles and Chris Heinzmann. The band plays a combination of acoustic guitar, double fiddles, upright bass, banjo and dobro, along with vocal solos, duets and tight three- and four-part harmonies.

Ukraine’s Independence Day is August 24th.

Proceeds and donations from this event support Ukrainian relief efforts.

Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project

P.O. Box 36
Jamestown, RI 02835

An IRS 501(c)3 organization.

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