This concert will feature special musical guests Black Sea Station and Verba Ukrainian Dance Company, alongside the Chai Folk Ensemble.
Meridian: Like the imaginary lines that divide the globe, there are imaginary lines that are drawn to distinguish styles of music, based on borders that were subjective and changed and morphed over decades. The lines do not really exist and the borders are only for political convenience. The traditions in reality shift and blend beyond any borders.
A train station in the 1930's erupts into chaos as immigrants and workers make thier way in the world. Breaking both the conventions of Ukrainian Dance and Klexmer music, two cultures move together and create new circuits of identiry and belonging.
Photo Credit: Jordan Nepon