Sunday, August 27, 12:00 – 8:00 PM. The 26th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held at the Ukrainian American Sport Center -- Tryzub ( www.tryzub.org), County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham, PA.
Exciting, spectacular, dazzling, breathtaking, exhilarating, spirited, soulful, enchanting, captivating, and intriguing – modest words which describe but by no means capture the essence of Ukrainian folk art, music, and dance. From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunderous, power, rhythm and strength of “HOPAK” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance, and every brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, experience the 26th ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL, celebrating the 26th anniversary of our ancestral homeland’s independence. Enjoy an outdoor summer stage concert and show (1:30 to 4:30 PM), a public social dance (4:30 – 8:00 PM), homemade Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ pit, standard picnic fare, kid’s fun area, vendors grove, arts and crafts displays and bazaar, cool refreshments, Live Reenactments from Ukrainian history and Ukrainian hospitality.
The artists (dance troupes, musicians, singers and ensembles that have performed in previous years) have created a dynamic and integrated collaborative program. The artistic unity underscores the theme: “United Ukraine; United with Us”.
Recent events in Ukraine, the Euromaidan Protest and Revolution of Dignity as well as the twilight struggle against unlawful Russian aggression, have forged a unified Ukrainian national identity, both in Ukraine and in the Diaspora. America’s support of Ukraine’s commitment to a self-determined democratic future - to life, liberty, freedom and justice – has created permanent bonds of friendship between the two nations. This year’s festival honors these special relationships and developments.
Featured Performers: Singer-Songwriter (“Honored Artist of Ukraine”) IRYNA LONCHYNA; EFSANE Crimean Tatar Ensemble; VOLOSHKY Ukrainian Dance Ensemble; ISKRA Ukrainian Dance Ensemble; VOX ETHNIKA Orchestra; Violinist INNESA Tymochko Dekajlo; Banner of Jasna Gora (Historical Re-enactors – Ukrainian History).
A Ukrainian Public Social Dance (Zabava) to live Ukrainian polka, ballroom, traditional and modern music by the VOX ETHNIKA BAND will follow the stage concert and show.
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