A Slavic Soul in a Modern World
Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Nastasia Y (formerly Stacey Y) is that rare artist that seamlessly blends folk tradition with futuristic ideals. Her music is inspired by the vibrant multi-cultural city of Toronto, Canada, which she now calls home. [read more…]
Since the invasion of Ukraine, I, along with a group of artist from Toronto (Artists WITH) have been working to organize events, spread information, and fundraise for Ukraine.
We also started a guerrilla carolling group that goes around venues in Toronto singing powerful ancient Ukrainian songs to protect the culture, and wake people up from indifference. Any singers with world music experience are welcome to join us. You do NOT have to be Ukrainian.
Rusalochky are mystical female water spirits.
I was approached by the label Cosmovision Records to create a downtempo folk-tronica track for the compilation album ‘Cantos a la Madre’ (Chants to the Mother). I collaborated with DJ Oonga based in Montreal to create this “trip” through the forests of Eastern Europe.
“With Ukraine” Fundraiser
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 $35,000 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]
“Musicians Without Borders” Concert
Full concert for the virtual conference “Artist As Changemaker” put together by Musicians Without Borders. [More Videos]
My most recent work, announcements, and important links can be found on my linktree.