No report can compare to a personal story full of emotions and energy. Four Razom volunteers performed at a storytelling festival in New York City, sharing their stories from the stage with everyone who came to listen.
Razom is happy to announce that with the support of our donors and volunteers we were able to sponsor the transportation of 20 artists participating in the Galicia Cult festival in Kharkiv that ran Oct. 2-18, 2016.
Galicia Cult is a multidisciplinary social-cultural forum that aims to introduce eastern Ukrainians to modern western-Ukrainian culture. Besides promoting a cultural exchange, the forum also intends to break common stereotypes in both the east and the west.
On October 8th, 2016 Razom volunteers organized a costume photoshoot with a photographer Waytao Shing (Getty, SXSW). The idea came from Alyona Owens, a volunteer from Izmail, Ukraine who now lives in Austin, TX and is the founder of Choobchik, an online learning platform. Big thanks to Austin TX Ukrainians group and Chicon Collective for being part of this event.
“There is no place like Soyuzivka” is the slogan of this Ukrainian Heritage Resort perched high in the Catskills. And there is a reason that this slogan rings true. On July 8 – 10 Soyuzivka hosted its 10th annual Heritage Festival which was a compilation of Ukrainian artists and artisans from across the United States, Canada and Ukraine. And as usual the venue didn’t disappoint, as participants frolicked and dance well into the night.
In the evening, after the Annual Meeting presentations and workshops, Razom Culture hosted a program that gave everyone chance to experience contemporary music, art and fashion. Throughout the evening, the artistry in the room reflected the eclectic mix of the individuals at the event with art installations throughout the hall, cartoon projections on the wall, a fashion presentation and musical sets spanning many different styles.
What’s becoming an annual tradition at Saint George’s Ukrainian Festival, Razom Lounge once again offered a program that was creative, informative, intellectual and of course, lots of fun.
Shockolad, ethno-jazz band from Lviv, performed in New York, together with singer Bria Blessing. Here are a few shots from their heart warming performance. Razom was excited to be a promotional sponsor and partner up with Roman Kobuley on bringing quality Ukrainian music to New York.
The Pantelyk Fashion Show was a high energy event celebrating Ukrainian culture with the New York community! A young fashion designer Ira Lysa, along with other artist from Ukraine, has developed a project that promotes contemporary Ukrainian art. We were excited to share this art with the New York community.
Passport DC is month-long journey around the world highlighting DC’s thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied culture. We were honored to be invited by two different embassies, Embassy of Lithuania and Embassy of Ukraine to showcase Ukrainian culture during the Open Doors events of Passport DC.
Cultural exploration into an iconic Ukrainian figure.
In honor of Taras Shevchenko Month, this contemporary cultural event in Washington, D.C. explored the revolutionary Ukrainian figure that was Taras Shevchenko and his profound impact on Eastern European culture. Poetry, song, dance, and art brought a whole new element to the historical figure.