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III Ukrainian Festival

October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ukrainian Association of South Africa welcomes you to come and enjoy everything the Ukrainian culture has to offer at the exciting III Ukrainian Festival!

Where: Knorhoek Wine Farm, Stellenbosch
When: 10 November 2019
What: Ukrainian music, food, craft, and dancing!
Entrance fee: R40, kids for free

The festival will be a fun-filled day with loads of activities, entertainment, and spectacular foods. A true exciting Ukrainian atmosphere will be created to entertain all.

The event is organized with the support of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of South Africa and Knorhoek Wine Farm.

Ukraine has lots to offer!

The best of our cuisine: varenyky (pierogi), borsch, and best of cakes by Ukrainian Bakery!

Tsymbaly player from Ukraine
For the first time in South Africa, tsymbaly player Petro Skazkiv comes all the way from Ukrainian! Tsymbaly is the Ukrainian version of the hammer dulcimer that was common instrument in Ukraine since the 9th century. See Petro Skazkiv playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7lhH4LGl8Q

Science show with the Dragon by Kateryna
Learn about science with Ukrainian scientist Kateryna. And enjoy special kids program with masterclasses on Ukrainian dolls making, bread-birds painting, food cooking and many more!

Namysto wine by Quoin Rock
This label celebrates the beaded necklaces (namysto), one of the oldest forms of women’s ornaments in Ukraine. More about Namysto: https://quoinrock.co.za/namysto-wines/

Dyvyna folk singers
Folk ensemble “Dyvyna” from the Donetsk region will share some folk tunes and involve everybody in social dancing!

Bandura played by Nadia Pryimak and Svitlana Neil
Bandura, also called kobza, a stringed instrument of the psaltery family considered the national musical instrument of Ukraine. It is used chiefly to accompany folk music. The modern bandura has an oval wooden body; a short, fret-less neck attached to the soundboard in an off-center position and 68 chromatically tuned treble strings stretched over the soundboard. See Nadia Pryimak playing https://youtu.be/vUU8Ykhfy2s

Pop-Folk/Rock-Folk music by Svitlana Sheremet and Antonina Darienko

Hopak performed by Oleksii Ischenko
A Ukrainian folk dance originating as a male dance among the Zaporizhia Cossacks in the 16th century, but later danced by couples, male soloists, and mixed groups of dancers. The Hopak is often popularly referred to as the “National Dance of Ukraine”. See Oleksii dancing at SABC3 studio: https://youtu.be/5gYRkGCU1v0

Petrikivka painting by Tatiana Hurn

(or simply “Petrykivka”) is a traditional Ukrainian decorative painting style, originating from the village of Petrykivka, where it was traditionally used to decorate house walls and everyday household items. The earliest known examples of this style date from the 17th century, but it continues to thrive and develop as a modern art form. Recently Tatiana Hurn has painted in Cape Town a super-sized mural (150m2) of Ukrainian lighthouse from Crimea in Petrykivka style.
Ukrainian Folk Songs and a poem by Taras Shevchenko – Performance of children from Ukrainian Sunday School https://www.uaza.co.za/ukrainian-school/

The event is kid-friendly and dogs are welcome (on a leash, of course)

So bring your friends and family and enjoy a fun-filled day with the Ukrainian Association of South Africa at Knorhoek Wine Farm!
Got a question or want to participate? [email protected]