GOLOSÁ RUSSIAN CHOIR
Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7:30 pm, pre-concert lecture at 7 PM
Founded in 1997 at The University of Chicago, Golosa is a Russian choir using folksongs, dance, stories, images, and traditional instruments to tell the story of the peoples who evolved and persevered through the Soviet era, including the Old Believers. The performance will describe cultural exchange between Moscow, Siberia, and the Americas, focusing on the use of sound in heralding regional identity within the context of larger unions. It will also explore folksongs and lore known by Russians and former Soviet citizens from all places, which were maps to navigating through and past the Soviet world.
Pre-concert lecture, 7 PM. Speaker: linguistic anthropologist and choir alumna Kate Graber, University of Michigan.