Brunettes Shoot Blondes is a Ukrainian indie-rock band formed in Kriviy Rig and currently based in Kyiv.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra canceled the performance of Ukraine-born piano soloist Valentina Lisitsa for her Twitte comments against the Ukrainian government.
The musical group Onuka was named the Discovery of the Year at the fourth annual Yearly Ukrainian National Awards in March. Although the experimental electronic band has only been around for a year and a half, it recently sold 1,300 tickets for a Kyiv concert - and it did so weeks in advance.
A previously unknown symphony by Sergei Prokofiev will be aired on Ukrainian online radio Aristocraty (Aristocrats) on March 27 at 7 p.m.
Newly-created Ukrainian duo B&B Project rapidly went viral with their first cover video. The band’s version of the ballad "Nothing Else Matters" by American heavy metal band Metallica gained 600,000 views in 17 days.
Ukraine will know the names of the top achievers in the music industry at the fourth annual YUNA Music Awards. While the award was founded by and receives financial support from Kyiv Post publisher Mohammad Zahoor, the mastermind behind it is Pavlo Shylko.
Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot has released its new music video called "I Can't Breathe."
They are offering two versions of their English-language song.
One was recorded in one night in a New York studio with video shot in Moscow. Another was inspired by the July death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man put in a choke hold by a police officer in New York. Garner's last words were "I Can't Breathe." The officer was not indicted, triggering mass protests.
Three volunteers of Ukraine's army made a video performing Ukrainian Christmas carol "Shchedryk," known internationally as "Carol of the Bells."
Some argue if the celebrations are inappropriate in the times of war, like the ones Ukraine is going through. Jonathan Bernis, head of Jewish Voice Ministries International, says there is no better time to celebrate.
The official website of Ukrainian singer Ani Lorak was hacked. The unknown hackers put a picture featuring a Russian flag, a middle finger gesture and a "F*ck you Putin" message on the website's home page at www.anilorak.com.
The life of some Ukrainian bands and singers is not what it used to be half a year ago.
They traded comfortable make-up rooms for military tents and professional stage platforms for hand-made dusty stands when they went on a very special tour. They give free shows at the military bases to raise the spirits of the Ukrainian soldiers as the army is fighting Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country.
Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city with more than one million residents, became a cradle of anti-Vladimir Putin and pro-Ukrainian songs through the EuroMaidan Revolution and now the Russian-backed war against Ukraine.
When Russian pop singer Sergey Lazarev said on Ukrainian TV that he does not share his compatriots’ euphoria about his nation’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, he did not anticipate the backlash at home.
As Ukrainian pop star Ani Lorak was receiving two awards at a Russian music awards ceremony in Moscow on May 31, Ukrainian military forces were fighting against Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine’s east - a war that has claimed nearly 150 lives of Ukrainian servicemen alone.
Despite all the troubles Ukraine has suffered in recent months, Ukrainians did not lose interest in fine music. While several summer music festivals, including the legendary Kazantip festival and Ukraine’s biggest rock festival Best City.UA, were canceled or moved abroad due to the unsafe situation in the country, many of them will welcome music lovers as usual.
Kyiv Post offers you a list of summer music festivals for any taste and budget.
Editor’s Note: Previous version of this article contained a mistake. Stepan Pasicznyk is a British resident of Ukrainian origin, not American. We thank our readers for being attentive and acknowledging the mistake. We sincerely apologize to Mr. Pasicznyk.
This man has a mission. It’s nothing to do with being parachuted into the annexed Crimea for a Bond-style operation, but for him it’s an important one.
After four months of revolution, the country’s young performers are motivated by a desire to help their country live in peace. Kyiv Dakh Daughters band just came back from their concert in Moscow and say now they see themselves as peacemakers.
A rock version of Ukraine's national anthem popped up on YouTube on March 24. The video featuring musician and Kharkiv EuroMaidan activist Nikita Rubchenko got some 300,000 views in just the first three days.