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DakhaBrakha + Kitka, September 7, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco

Not to be missed! Kitka and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts are thrilled to introduce DakhaBrakha, a world-music “ethno-chaos”quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, creates a world of unexpected new music like you've never heard before. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

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Singing Body Day Camp for Grown-ups (Int/Adv) with Caitlin Tabancay Austin and Corinne Sykes

Camp Granada, Oakland (address shared upon registration)
Sat/Sun August 23—24, 9:30 AM—3 PM

Flexible tuition: $65-75 one day, $100-125 full weekend
Registration deadline: August 1 — Limited to 10 participants

Kitka vocalists Corinne Sykes and Caitlin Tabancay Austin lead a 2-day intensive workshop exploring the expressive range of the voice as supported by the body. Activities include: vocal and physical training and instruction; use of indoor and outdoor sound environments; teaching of new repertoire; as well as discussion of vocal anatomy, phonetics, and the science of sound. Participants can expect to gain new perspectives on performance and be challenged in a positive, supportive environment. For more information about prerequisites and registration, write

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Kitka Vocal Auditions

Kitka is accepting audition submissions for new singers with strong, beautiful voices and engaging stage presence. Preliminary audition materials receipt deadline: August 8, 2014

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Heaven and Earth: A series of events celebrating traditional and contemporary Slavic polyphony

July 26, 2014 - Performance times TBA
Fort Ross Festival
, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Gualala, CA
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August 3, 2014 at 4 PM
Opening Concert: 3rd International Russian Choral Music Festival
1st Unitarian Church of San Francisco
, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
with Kostroma Vocal Ensemble from Russian House Kedry; Slavyanka; Choir of All Russian Saints Church, Burlingame; Choir of Holy Virgin Cathedral, San Francisco
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October 18, 2014 10-6 PM
Fort Ross Harvest Festival
, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Gualala CA
with Russian House Kedry
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NEWSWORTHY!

World Champion Bulgarian ice dancing team Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski skate to Kitka's music in competition in Russia, garnering perfect scores!

The song is Kitka's interpretation of Anastas Naumov's arrangment of the iconic Bulgarian folksong, Devojko, Mari Hubava recorded on our Nectar CD.

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Produced by KQED Public Television, SPARK* is an award-winning program about San Francisco Bay Area artists and arts organizations. SPARK* takes the audience inside the creative process to witness the challenges, opportunities and rewards of making art.

Kitka music CDs and booksKitka recordings and songbooks make perfect gifts. Your purchases directly support Kitka’s mission of creating worldwide community through song!

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Thank You!

Thanks to the support of more than 200 generous individuals, Kitka was able to successfully match our $20,000 NEA grant for the creation and presentation of Eric Banks' I will remember everything! We are deeply grateful to our Village for helping us to realize this project of historic importance!

Following our June 20-22 world premiere performances, Kitka recorded I will remember everything. We are working on post-production now and hope to release the new album by Women's History Month, March 2015.

Read Jason Victor Serinus' preview of I will remember everything in the San Francisco Classical Voice

Read Jesse Hamlin's preview of I will remember everything in The San Francisco Chronicle 

Download the I will remember everything concert program booklet, including 28 poems by "Russia's Sappho" Sophia Parnok.

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Kitka's first cassette recordings are now available as digital downloads at kitka.bandcamp.com.


KITKA (1989)

Sacred Voices Sacred Sounds - with Ensemble Alcatraz (1995)

“Holiness that is earthy, exotic. This is the vocal power of the women of Kitka, a mesmerizing choral ensemble. With Wintersongs, Kitka taps into something primal and dramatic.”
      — Sacramento News and Review

“Kitka immerses us in the passion and celebration at the root of all earth-centered culture.”
      — Alibi

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