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Soundstreams presents: Grandma's Shawl

Soundstreams presents: Grandma's Shawl
Soundstreams presents Grandmas Shawl photo
May 04, 2024 | 7:30 PM
  • Starting at: $26.20
  • Venue: The Redwood Theatre
  • Genre: Ukrainian, Canadian, Indigenous, Multimedia
  • Presenter: Soundstreams

Grandma's Shawl, is a musical journey inspired by the tale of Kokum Shawls and tells the story of the lasting bond between Ukrainian and Indigenous women.
Narrated through the enchanting voices of Natalya Gennadi, soprano, and Kristine Dandavino, mezzo, accompanied by piano (Jo Greenaway) and violin (Oleksandra Fedyshyn), the story unfolds in the early 20th century. Faced with hardships and an unwelcome presence in Canada, Ukrainian newcomers find belonging in the kindness of Indigenous women. From shared meals to Khustka shawls – the kinship between these women opens the way for an enduring mutual cultural appreciation.
This intimate performance celebrates human kindness, weaving historical quotes, poetry, and folk songs. Compositions by Ukrainian artists Stefania Turkevych, Lesya Dychko, and Alla Zagaykevych blend seamlessly with works by Canadians Anna Pidgorna, Ian Cusson, and Andrew Balfour.
Immerse yourself in the atmospheric setting, reminiscent of late-night kitchen conversations, with interactive visual projections bringing ancient symbols and embroidery to life.  
Grandma's Shawl is not just a performance; it's a celebration of unity, cultural exchange, and the resilient spirit of motherhood. Join us on this musical odyssey, where two voices become one in the embrace of Kokum shawls. 

The Redwood Theatre
1300 Gerrard St E