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Koliada CD

Koliada: Winter Songs Music from the Carpathians
-- 14 tracks of ritual winter songs and instrumental music
Koliada is a winter ritual that now coincides with Christmas, but long pre-dates it in some parts of Eastern Europe. High in the Carpathian Mountains, in the Hutsul villages where the oldest songs are preserved, Koliada is considered to be the most important event of the year. Spring and the harvest will not come unless the songs are sung in every household. This recording also features brilliant instrumental music from the Carpathian Mountains.
Produced by the Koliada musicians and Yara Arts Group, New York, 2012. $15.00 + $5 shipping.


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BOOKS



Still the River Flows

STILL THE RIVER FLOWS:
Winter Solstice and Christmas Rituals in a Carpathian Village

by Virlana Tkacz
with translations by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps
Photography by Alexander Khantaev

Project developed by Yara Arts Group
text in English and Ukrainian
53 color pages, $25 + $5 shipping.

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Poems by Taras Shhevchenko


VOROSHILOVGRAD
novel by Serhiy Zhadan

translated into English by Reilly Costigan-Humes & Isaac Wheeler

"Ukraine's best-known poet and the country's most famous counter culture wirter."
(The New Yorker)

"Trainspotting set against a grim post-Soviet backdrop" (Newsweek)

Deep Vellum Press, 2016
445 pages, $20 + $5 shipping

Poems by Taras Shhevchenko


DARK NIGHT BRIGHT STARS:
Poems by Taras Shevchenko

translated into English by Virlana Tkacz & Wanda Phipps

6 poems in the original and in English
with biographies of: Taras Shevchenko, Ira Aldridge,
the translators and Yara Arts Group
illustrations by Taras Shevchenko

Yara Arts Group, 2014
16 pages, $7



Bowery Poetry Club


NEW YORK'S BOWERY POETRY CLUB LIVE IN LVIV & KYIV

bilingual anthology of poems by Ukrainian & American poets
who have appeared at the legendary Bowery Poetry Club in New York


poems & songs by: Bob Holman, Serhiy Zhadan,
Kateryna Babkina, Susan Hwang, Julian Kytasty & Virlana Tkacz

Yara Arts Group, 2013
40 pages, 6 black and white illustrations by Volodymyr Klyuzko



Modernism in Kyiv




MODERNISM IN KYIV

Jubilant Experimentation
edited by Irena R. Makaryk and Virlana Tkacz
University of Toronto Press, 2010
over 680 pages, 21 color illustrations and over 300 black and white photographs

purchase from University of Toronto Press
or amazon.com

20 articles by leading scholars in the fields of
art, city history, cultural policies, dance, film, graphics, literature, music and theatre,
as well as excerpts from such primary sources as poetry and diaries
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Shanar

SHANAR Dedicaiton Ritual of a Buryat Shaman in Siberia
by Virlana Tkacz, Sayan Zhambalov and Wanda Phipps
with photographs by Alexander Khantaev
New York: Parabola Press, 2002
192 pages, 175 color photos. Special Yara price $10.00 + shipping

Winner of the prestigious Translation Award from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry
and the 2002 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Book on Religion


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Lectures and photo exhibits



Lisa and her Dreams

LISA AND HER DREAMS
by Ivan Malkovych
paitings by Zhenia Gapchinska
translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps
A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA Publishers, 2012
28 pages, 12 color paintings $20

For children ages 5 to 105

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Kyrgyz Epic Theatre

KYRGYZ EPIC THEATRE IN NEW YORK

Photographs by Margaret Morton
edited by Virlana Tkacz
University of Central Asia, Kyrgyz Republic
44 pages, 26 color plates, $20

photographs of: Janyl Myrza and Testament
Yara Arts Group and Sakhna Theatre
La MaMa Experimental Theatre, March- April, 2007

catalog to exhibit at: Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, June 5-21, 2008

text in English and Kyrgyz

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In a Different Light

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

Bilingual Anthology of Ukrainian Poetry
translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps
as performed by Yara Arts Group
introduced by Natalia Pylypiuk
compiled and edited by Olha Luchuk
Sribne Slovo Press
over 800 pages, 16 pages of color photos.
BOOK IS SOLD OUT

over 100 poems by 37 Ukrainian writers,
Lesia Ukrainka’s verse play The Forest Song,
as well as traditional songs, epics, and incantations.
from classics such as Taras Shevchenko and Pavlo Tychyna,
to contemporary poets like Oleh Lysheha and Oksana Zabuzhko,
as well as the newest wave -- Andriy Bondar and Serhiy Zhadan

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Shakespeare in the Undiscovered Bourn

SHAKESPEARE IN THE UNDISCOVERED BOURN
Les Kurbas, Ukrainian Modernism, and Early Soviet Cultural Politics
by Irena R. Makaryk
University of Toronto Press, 2004
257 pages, 43 photos.

Order from University of Toronto Press

Runner up for the prestigious Raymond Klibansky Prize for the best book
published in English in the humanities in Canada


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Silent Pictures Recognize the World

SILENT PICTURES RECOGNIZE THE WORD
by Wanda Phipps
Chapbook -- Part of the second Dusie Kollectiv Project, 2007
Special Yara price $5.00 + $1 shipping

a hand-made book with 12 poems
by Wanda Phipps, a founding member of Yara

"These are a few images
that haunt me.
These are a few
photographs
that speak to me."

The Enchanted Desna

THE ENCHANTED DESNA by Alexander Dovzhenko
translated by Dzvinia Orlowsky
Marshfield, MA: House Between Water Press, 2006
61 pages. Limited paperback edition of 300. $14.00 + shipping

"Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest film directors of all time, Dovzhenko was also an important literary stylist whosee lyrical prose has remained laregely unknown to readers outside of Ukraien. Dzvinia Orlowsky's subtle and nuanced translation leaves the reader feeling his story was born speaking English."
-- Askold Melnyczuk

"These stories are at once lusty, earthy, vivid -- and infused with shape-shifting volatility and mysticism. Dzvinia Orlowsky has captured a voice that is both plainspoken and full of awe."
-- Melanie Drane

Ten Years

TEN YEARS OF POETRY FROM THE YARA THEATRE WORKSHOPS AT HARVARD -- twenty of the best Ukrainian poems from the Yara Workshops in award-winning translations by Virlana Tkacz & Wanda Phipps. The hand-made book is designed by Carmen Pujols. Each book is numbered and signed by the person who assembled it.

LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE
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DVDs

A Light from the East

A LIGHT FROM THE EAST
-- Amy Grappell's 54-minute documentary
of how Yara artitsts witnessed the fall of communism
during their first theatre performaces in Ukraine summer of 1991

SIGMABLEYZER in association with STRIKE PRODUCITONS
Produced by Amy Grappell and Christian Moore
Edited by Kyle Henry & Leah Marino
Written & Directed by Amy Grappell
$25.00 + shipping.

"Personal, historical, political, I loved it."
-- Richard Linklater

The Whisperer

THE WHISPERER
-- Andrea Odezynska's 30-minute documentary explores her journey to a small village in Western Ukraine where an unexpected encounter with Baba Anna, the village healer, changes the course of Andrea's life forever.

Directed by Andrea Odezynska
Edited by Kathryn Barnier
Produced by Andrea Odezynska & Kathryn Barnier
with support from the Yara Arts Group, 2005
$20.00 + shipping.

"I really, really loved this film. It is so personal and yet universal. I love films that start out seeming like they are about one thing, here Ukraine's musical culture and then become something else..."
-- Vincent Lo Brutto, author of Stanely Kubrick: A Biography, The Encyclopedia of American Independent Filmmaking, Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures


CDs

Borderland

Mariana Sadovska BORDERLAND
-- Mariana Sadovska sings Ukrainian traditional songs of farewell, immigration and Midsummer Night in her unique manner. She is accompanied by Anthony Coleman on piano, Doug Wieselman on clarinet, Robert Juan Rodriguez on drums, Frank London on trumpet and Brad Jones on bass.
12 tracks include wedding song, laments, ballads and incantations
EVOE, 2005. $18.00 + shipping.



Sing Till Sun Sets CD

SING TILL THE SUN SETS
-- Folk Ensembles from the Aginsk-Buryat Region of Siberia
31 tracks include songs, hymns and yoxors sung by
the "Sokhor" Ensemble of Tsagaan-Chelutay village,
"Tumen Zhargalan" Ensemble of Aginsk and
"Onon" Ensemble of Tokchin village.
Global Village Music, New York, 2001. $15.00 + shipping.

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100 Years

A HUNDRED YEARS OF YOUTH -- A Bilingual Anthology of 20th century Ukrainian Poetry. Compiled and Edited by Olha Luchuk and Michael M. Naydan. Lviv: Litopys, 2000. 880 pages. $45 + shipping.

Includes 30 translations by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps: Lesia Ukrainka's The Forest Song (Excerpts) Pavlo Tychyna's "Pastels," "Dawn" "Terror," "Lull" and "Test" Volodymyr Svidzinsky's " The Pendulum Is Tired…" and "Tired; Leaning on the Hills" Mikhail Semenko's "Village Landscape" Oksana Senatovych's "Wife of an Artist" and "Pear" Mykola Vorobyov's "Searches for Balance" and "Cage - Balcony - Frost - Dream" Vasyl Holoborodko's "Her Name" Mykola Miroshnychenko's "The Stars" Oleh Lysheha's "Song 212" Mykola Riabchuk's "To Think About Eternity" Natalka Bilotserkivets' "May (Excerpt)" and "Knife" Ludmyla Tadan's "India Ink" and "The Blues" Oksana Zabuzhko's "Letter from the Summer House" Yuri Andrukhovych's "Library" Victor Neborak's "Flying Head" and "Fish" Yurko Pozaiak's "Come See Me Tomorrow" Attila Mohylny's "Beatles" Anka Sereda's "In Our Blood" and "I Don't Want To Be a Poet"

Review of book in Ukrainian --- More Information in English ITEM CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

India Ink

INDIA INK
-- Poetry by Ludmyla Taran
Six poems translated from the Ukrainian by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps and one by Michael Naydan. Published by Corvus Albus Press, Kyiv, 1998. 12 pps, 4"x7". $5.00
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"Deep, evocative and souldful. Ludmyla Taran's collection of poems can nourish the soul." -- Ulana & Taras Snihura, Zdorov Magazine, Toronto Dec. 12, 1999

Eight Notes from the Blue Angel

EIGHT NOTES from the BLUE ANGEL by Marjana Savka
translated by Askold Melnyczuk
Medford, MA: Arrowsmith Press, 2007
12 pages. Limited paperback edition of 150. $5.00 + $1 shipping

Eight poems by Ukrainian poet Marjana Savka from Lviv.

These poems were performed at Yara's kolo nas #15
at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York on June 24, 2007.
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Mariana Sadovska CD

MARIANA SADOVSKA: Songs I Learned In Ukraine
-- 18 tracks of wedding, lullaby and spring calling songs
Mariana Sadovska learned during her travels through the villages of Ukraine.
The New York Times wrote: "Sometimes a musician has such an inborn
desire to communicate that her message naturally becomes universal...
such is the case with the Ukrainian singer Mariana Sadovska"
Global Village Music, New York, 2001. $15.00 + shipping.
For more information
ITEM CURRENTLY SOLD OUT


Uragsha

URAGSHA
-- Instrumental and Vocal Music from Buryatia and Mongolia
20 tracks include epic songs, hymns, yoxors and throat singing.
Global Village Music, New York, 1999. $15.00 + shipping.
For reviews and more information
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Song Tree CD

SONG TREE
Poltava: "Drevo" Group from Kriachkivka
& Polissia: Singers from Svarytsevychi, Zelen & Lisove

-- 27 tracks of village singers singing ballads, wedding and other ritual songs.
Recorded in Poland where it was issued as "Budemo wesnu spiwaty," 2001.
$15.00 + shipping.
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Gogol Bordello

GOGOL BORDELLO - Voi-La Intruder
-- Transylvanian Avant-Hard
10 tracks from the band that brought you Ukrainian Gypsy Punk Cabaret
Sunken Bell Records, New York, 1999. $15.00 + shipping.
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Black Stream

CHORNYI POTIK [BLACK STREAM]
-- Three Encounters with the Music of Precarpathia
30 tracks of traditional music from three villages in Western Ukraine
recorded by Yaryna Turianska in 1996.
Caravan CD, Kyiv, 1999. $15.00 + shipping.
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Karpatia

KARPATIA
-- Ukrainian traditional music of the Boykos, Lemkos and Hutsuls
32 tracks of traditional music from three groups of people who live
in the Carpathian Mountains in Western Ukraine
recorded by Yaryna Turianska.
Caravan CD, Kyiv, 2003. $15.00 + shipping.
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Bervin CD

BERVIN BERVINKOVI
-- Ukrainian traditional vocal music from the village of Potichok
in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains.
33 tracks of traditional songs from the winter rituals,
spring dance songs and wedding songs sung by women
from a village called "Little Creek" in Western Ukraine
recorded by Yaryna Turianska
English translations by Viralna Tkacz and Wanda Phipps
included in booklet. Atlantic Records, Kyiv, 2004. $15.00 + shipping.
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Kosmach

KOSMACH MUSICIANS
-- Ukrainian traditional Hutsul music from the village of Kosmach
29 tracks of traditional instrumental and vocal music
from the Carpathian Mountains in Western Ukraine
recorded by Lesia Turianska.
English translations by Viralna Tkacz and Wanda Phipps
included in booklet.
Atlantic Records, Kyiv, 2004. $15.00 + shipping.
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