XIV National Ukrainian Festival closes with an Australian-Ukrainian Community united in culture, laughter and song.
The XIV National Ukrainian Festival came to a close on Sunday evening (9 June 2013) with a wonderful singalong Vatra, led by the ever talented band, Tyt i Tam and members of Yellow Blue Bus. Their acoustic guitars, accordian and violin filled the auditorium with rich melodies we all know from Ukrainian summer camps and gatherings. The singalong brought participants together one last time, to reflect and celebrate 65 years of Ukrainian Settlement and proved to be a fitting farewell to a wonderful three days.
MORE PHOTO AND VIDEO GALLERIES TO COME!
A Spectacular Gala Concert Extravaganza & an unforgettable Zabava.
On Sunday afternoon, Ukrainians & Australians were treated to a Ukrainian Concert extravaganza at Sydney Town Hall. The concert featured Ukrainian Dance, Song and other exhilarating performances. The Australian performers were joined by performers from Canada and Ukraine, who together wowed the audience of over 800 people.
Tyt i Tam from Canada headlined the Festival Zabava - "Baba & Dido's Garden Zabava" on Saturday June 8 at the Ukrainian Youth Centre in Lidcombe. The theme of the Zabava honoured the memory of those Ukrainian Pioneers who settled in Australia 65 years ago and built the Churches, Halls and Community we have today. The Saskatoon based band treated the 350 attendees to heart stopping polkas, wonderful harmonies and non stop entertainment.
XIV National Ukrainian Festival Opens with unique films and fantastic music.
This Festival was opened on Friday evening 7 June 2013 by our Major Sponsor the Karpaty Foundation.
Attendees enjoyed the children's entires into the Ukrainian Short Film Festival, a heartfelt presentation and screening of the Australian migration film: Mike & Steffi and a short film from acclaimed Ukrainian Director Oles Yanchuk (see bio here). The short films will be available soon.
The headline act for the evening, Adelaide-based Ukrainian Band, Yellow Blue Bus (see website), wowed the crowd with their contemporary Ukrainian blends of reggae, blues and rock. Their newest album will be on sale during the festival weekend. Photo Gallery coming soon.
Throughout the weekend we invite all Australian-Ukrainians and everyone in our wider Australian community to join in the unique, exciting and unforgettable festivities.
Be sure not to miss out on the great Forums, Workshops & Exhibits being held all over Lidcombe today (Saturday 8 June 2013), see more details below and a full listing in the Full Festival Schedule section or download our universal mobile ZdvyhApp on your Mobile Phone.
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