Nastasia Y

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…]

NEWEST RELEASE

STOLEN GREEN

This song is based on the traditionally celebratory Ukrainian folk song “Zeleneye Zhyto” (“Green Wheat”) about bountiful harvest, transforming it to evoke tones of loss and melancholy. The song highlights Russia’s ecocide in Ukraine, in particular the theft and burning of grain—a poignant symbol for Ukrainians since Stalin’s hunger genocide, the Holodomor.

Latest Video

“Salgir river” (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

This is a song in Crimean Tatar – a language that is facing extinction. [More Videos]

“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]

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