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Performance by Stary Olsa group (Belarusian medieval folk band)

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Co-sponsored by the REEEC and the support of the US Department of Education Title VI grant; the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; the European Union Center; the Center for Global Studies; and the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music.
Location
Illini Room A, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana
Date
Oct 5, 2017   7:00 pm  
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Views
3
Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Stary Olsa performs medieval, Renaissance, and early baroque music from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and western Europe. They use only period instruments (painstakingly handcrafted from historically accurate materials), such as cistra, Baltic psaltery, shawms, rebec, and Belarusian bagpipe. They sing in Belarusian. The band has been on tour in Europe and the U.S. since early January, and is making a special stop at the U. of I. 

 

You can watch various videos of them performing, at: http://staryolsa.com/en/gallery/video-en.html 

 

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