https://www.facebook.com/events/1079703032612966 Swedenborg Chapel
50 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Music, Social Good
The Journeys in Sound series returns after a 2 year hiatus with a timely benefit for Ukraine at the beautiful Swedenborg Chapel in Cambridge. As was the case before with this series, diversity will be on display with musicians from a number of different styles and of national origins all coming together to help the Ukrainian people deal with the brutal tragedy and suffering inflicted by a immoral and brutal tyrant from its bordering country.
Julian Kytasty, one of the world's premier players of the bandura, a lute-harp which is Ukraine's national instrument, will headline. Also performing will be the extraordinary genre-bending violinist Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh with her long-time cohorts accordionist Michael McLaughlin and percussionist Grant Smith. In addition, the gifted South African jazz pianist Witness Matlou will perform pieces dedicated to the struggles in Ukraine both solo and in duo with Iranian kamancheh player Payam Yousef. I am also blessed to have Tennessee-born guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Allred contribute some pieces at the beginning of the event
You will also hear the beautiful voices of three Ukrainian women who currently attend Berklee ... Valeriia Vovk (Odessa), Lera Shemi (Kyiv) and Svieta Biliakovska (Lviv).
Olga Gerasymiv, a Lviv native who is co-hosting the event, will be selling art for her project, ART AID for UKRAINE.
The two organizations that will be receiving donations at the event are World Central Kitchen, an organization that provides meals to communities impacted by national disasters and during prolonged humanitarian crises, and Razom for Ukraine. Razom means "together" in Ukrainian and the organization provides critical medical supplies for the besieged nation and amplifies the voices of Ukrainians.
https://poorfaulkner.bandcamp.com/ (Joseoh Allred)
Please make a reservation at [email protected].
Attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and a booster. You can send a photo of it on your reservation request or be ready to show it at the door. Masks will also be required to be worn inside the sanctuary where the music will take place.
It will be a suggested donation of $20 at the door which you will be able to donate by scanning codes for World Central Kitchen or Razom. There will also be a box for cash donations as well.