SOULFUL & FUNKY Ukrainian RESISTANCE MUSIC
My music is made in Toronto, often referred to as the “meeting place”, where I honed my artistry in jazz, R&B, and contemporary music. Yet, my roots lie in my birthplace, where I was raised on my father’s resistance anthems and Ukrainian folk songs, carrying warning signs from my ancestors. Now, my mission is to expand on my father’s legacy, and share the Ukrainian soul with others… [read more…]
Crimea is home to the Crimean Tatars, and it’s where Nastasia spent her favourite childhood memories growing up in Ukraine. It’s also the birthplace of the war – the first place to be taken by Russia exactly 10 years ago. As we enter the 3rd year of the full scale invasion, here is a bold re-imagining of the folk song “Salgir Boyu” (The Salgir Riverbank) in Crimean Tatar – a language facing extinction. This song urges us to to sing louder, and give a voice to those who live under occupation.
“Evening Star” (Live)
Live performance of my song “Evening Star” from Small World Music in Toronto, featuring KC Roberts, Andrew Stewart, Max Senitt, and Rob Christian. [More Videos]
“With Ukraine” Fundraiser 03.11.22
I’ve never been more proud of a concert I helped organize. The 4.5 hour “With Ukraine” Benefit Concert took place at the Opera House in Toronto on March 11th, 2022. We raised over $30,000 CAD for Humanitarian Relief in Ukraine. I performed a song in Crimean Tatar to raise awareness for the Indigenous people of Crimea, alongside artists including Measha Brueggergosman and Jim Creeggan (of Barenaked Ladies) [More Videos]
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