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THE #NewKidsfromtheBloc ARE COMING!

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Get to know the Showcase Festival of Eastern Europe! BUSH is happening in 2016 for the first time, and we are proud to announce the first wave of acts and speakers! Between 16-19 November comes BUSH. The event that features upcoming musicians from all over Eastern-Europe to showcase their music for the international and regional professional public and music fans.…
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Polyana Music Festival press conference

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Recently, there have been Polyana Music Festival press conference held, where Eugenia Stryzhevska (the festival’s ideologist) lifted the veil from what waits us at this event. Finally, Deep Forest will perform full live for the first time in Ukraine. Groups from the UK, Bulorussia and Poland will come to us. ONUKA is preparing a surprise for the audience. The Polyana…
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Top-10 Ukranian Music Festivals

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Ukraine sings and rocks! Many different festivals help music lovers be permanently joyful. A variety of genres is large: you may find here almost everything. From Classical to Electro and Techno. From Lviv to Kherson. Here is a list of the most famous Ukranian music fests. Surround yourself with music!  1. Alfa Jazz Fest Always in June Jazz lovers plan…
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Ragnar Siil: “Creative industries and creative economy are very old ways of doing business, only we`ve never really understood the potential of it”.

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Kyiv Music Labs: What was the main driving force on the path to successful development of creative industries in Estonia? Can this experience be somehow applied to Ukrainian reality? Ragnar: The Estonian success story of creative industries lies in many factors. In general, Estonians are very open to new ideas, new solutions, new innovative ideas. If we want to be…
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Student Choirs: Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard vs KNU, KPI, NaUKMA

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Being a student is great, did you know? A few years spent at university are supposed to be one of the most interesting phases in your life. It is the time of deciding who you are, choosing your own specific way. The time when you`re the one who thinks what to do with your time, how to spend days and…
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Eastern European Playlist from EASTASTE

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Eastaste (http://eastaste.net/) helps the world get acquainted with the new music of Eastern Europe by creating playlists. Every mohth the “New kids from the Bloc” rubric supports this way a lot of young performers and bands. Playlists are always made by brave and interested musicians, who like discovering something new in music.   The last one was created by Side…
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With hope in the heart: 10 Ukrainian songs about war

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1. Ukrainian band Gaidamaki in collaborration with singers Andrey Mackarevich (Russia) and Maciej Malenczuk (Poland) performed song “Тільки любов залишить тебе живим” (“Only Love Can Help You Stay Alive”).   2. Song «Я чую» (“I Hear”) was performed by Ukranian band «Друга ріка». Here you may find everything – pain, tiredness and desperate dream of peace. 3. Song «Повертайся живим» (“Come…
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Carol of the Bells / Щедрик. Music sheet and piano lesson

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Kyiv Music Labs created a music sheet and video tutorial of our own version of Carol of the Bells on piano. This version is for elementary and intermediate level. So, just be patient and you can learn how to play it! Ми створили відео урок та ноти Щедрика для фортепіано спеціально до новорічно-різдвяних свят. Трохи терпіння та Ви зможете заграти…
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