The premiere of the “New Donbass Symphony” music album will take place on January, 22nd at 8 p.m. (CET) in Berlin’s P.A.N.D.A Theater. The album had been written and recorded by the children from the Ukranian front-line towns and produced by German musician and composer Yuriy Gurzhy.
The premiere will be streamed on the P.A.N.D.A.’s YouTube channel.
The album was created as the part of the “Misto to go-2” – the second part of the international theatre project with schoolchildren from six Donbass towns and villages: Komyshuvakha, Troitske, Raigorodok, Bachmut, Popasna and Mykolaivka.
Here’s what Yuriy Gurzhy has to say: «Are there any songs about Komyshuvakha, Popasna or Raigorodok? Troitske? Or maybe Mykolaivka? Together with the kids we figured out that there were very few such songs. Actually, they don’t exist at all. We decided to correct that and started looking for topics: female football, the chalk mountains, “Vostok nightclub” (The East), the quarantine restrictions, the drift on a school bus on the Donbass autobahn, eventually – we recorded 12 songs on all these subjects. All the children I’ve had the honor to work with in Donbass are superstars. In each school where we recorded our songs in classrooms and cold auditoriums,– we met future ukrainian Spice Girls, Nicki Minaj, or maybe even Slipknot. So, this album release is not the end of the project, – it’s just the beginning, at least, I hope so”.
Director of the project: Georg Genoux
Composer: Yuriy Gurzhy
Design: Anastasia Tarkhanova
Curator: Den Humennyi
Tutors: Albina Bakukha, Egor Makarenko, Viola Storozhenko, Sofia Cherevik
More information on the project here: https://www.mistotogo.com
«Misto to go – 2» — is the joint project of PostPlay Theater (Kyiv), Media Frontline e.V. (Berlin), School No3 in Mykolaivka, School No1 in Popasna, Center of Performing Education (program «Theater of Citizens») and Agency for Safe Space (Hamburg).
Project «Misto to go – 2» is supported by the «Eastern Partnership Programme» of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.