“Ukraine, Lviv. Coffee, chocolate, cobbled streets, romance and music. Music that conquers hearts and overwhelms with its beauty.”
For the first time in Edmonton, one of the top Ukrainian bands will transport you to the atmosphere of a European jazz festival. Harmonizing folk music energy from different continents, cultures and eras—Ukrainian folk, American jazz, blues, modern electronica—all of this and more is ShockolaD. The band leaders, Igor Hnydyn (drummer, composer) and Anastasia Litvinyuk (pianist, composer), are both graduates and long-time faculty members of Lviv National Music Academy, MacEwan’s partner university. They are among the best Ukrainian musicians today. The Lviv band believes that music breaks boundaries and unites people and cultures around the world into one.
For those who are looking to get an unforgettable musical experience, we invite you to experience ShockolaD. This concert will be a fundraiser to support students and academics affected by the war in Ukraine.