Major Spring Concerts in Kyiv

31.03.17
Major Spring Concerts in Kyiv

Spring brings to Kyiv some major musicians and live performances totally worth visiting. From world famous jazz stars to new wave electric music wonder-bands «Destinations» rounds up a list of major Spring Concerts in Kyiv.

Ray BLK

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The British Council and Sentrum Club open the third year of Selector Live in Ukraine on March 31 (20:00) with Ray BLK, soul singer from South London and BBC Sound of 2017 winner. Selector Live aims at introducing new wave British music to wider audience and offers to discover talented musicians and singers from Great Britain.
Ray BLK didn’t a have a formal music education; she learnt it all by watching MTV Base and listening to Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and The Notorious B.I.G. Aged 13, she formed a band (New Found Content) with superstar producer MNEK. Fast forward to 2015, Ray released the song 50/50, which aired on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s playlist. In 2016, Ray self-released her debut mini-album Durt, featuring collaborations with Stormzy, Wretch 32 and SG Lewis.

She recently topped the BBC Sound of 2017 list – the BBC’s annual poll of music critics and industry reps designed to identify the most promising new artists. In previous years, 50 Cent, Adele, Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Smith, Years&Years and Jack Garrett have all been awarded the same accolade. BLK, her stage surname, stands for Building Living Knowing, which she describes as her three main values.
When: March 31st, 2017.
Where: 11, Shota Rustavelli street, Kyiv. Sentrum Club.
Read: Interesting Spring Events in Kyiv

Pianoboy

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Popular Ukrainian composer, pianist and singer Dmytro Shurov is ready to awe his fans with a new
program with Kyiv Chamber Orchestra. At the show Pianoboy is going to present songs from his most popular album ‘Take Off’ along with old and so much loved compositions from other albums.
When: April 1st and 3rd, 2017.
Where: 37, Sichovykh Striltsiv street, Kyiv. ATLAS Club.

ONUKA and NAONI Orchestra


The National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Ukraine "NAONI" and the most popular representative of the modern Ukrainian music ONUKA created a very special music project that is regarded as the most successful music project in Ukraine in 2016. Despite such a long, academic and conservative orchestra name, guests of the concert will discover a lot of young professional musicians schooled and educated in Europe, as well as classical and folk artists, all gathered together to create a unique musical experience for the guests of the Naoni Orchestra and ONUKA concert.
Over 40 Ukrainian folk instruments come to life during the concert, each playing a role in a spectacular folk musical masterpiece.
When: April 6th, 2017.
Where: 1, Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni Alley, Kyiv. International Center of Culture and Arts (also Known as October Palace).

DJs David August & Christian Loffler

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The leaders of Berlin electronic music scene David August & Christian Loffler are coming to Kyiv with their DJ sets that have already became viral in Europe. The venue of the event is also very interesting, the live gig will be hosted by Kyiv Dovzhenko Film Studio.
As a DJ, David August is a very charismatic and enchanting person. His knowledge in music production and his passion for soulful music get him to combine old electronic classic with the freshest releases in tech-house, house and techno creating a soulful symbiosis that always focuses on the dancefloor. His mixing has already led him to play clubs such as Romy S Stuttgart, Rote Sonne Munich, Speicher Rostock, Berlins new hot spot Horst Kreuzberg or the prestigious Watergate.
Being asked to describe his own music, Christian Loeffler states that he tries to combine melancholy with euphoria. “All my music is connected by a gloomy spirit, which is minted by a warm sincerity. I try to merge all kinds of different acoustic colors to obtain this feeling in my music.”
When: April 8th, 2017.
Where: 44, Peremogy Avenue, Kyiv. Kyiv Dovzhenko Film Studio.

Yasmine Hamdan


In case you have watched the movie Only Lovers Left Alive directed by Jim Jarmusch, you would probably remember Yasmine Hamdan, the gorgeous Arabian singer at the Moroccan cafe. Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan is one of the most groundbreaking musicians in the Middle East — thanks to her work in the electronic indie band Soapkills — though she's now based in Paris.
Ever since the release of her debut solo album Ya Nass (2013), Yasmine Hamdan's personal, modern take on Arabic pop has been getting tremendous attention in Europe and America, as well as in North Africa and the Middle East (where she's enjoyed iconic stature since the days of Soapkills, the duet she had founded in her native Beirut, which was one of the first indie/electronic bands in the Middle East). 
When: April 17th, 2017.
Where: 11, Shota Rustavelli street, Kyiv. Sentrum Club.

Kiko King & creative maze


Dark hard hitting tracks and soft melodic harmonies mixed with up lifting honest lyrics and various fictional characters. Kiko King & creative maze is a Berlin based cross-media project whose approach to music is reminiscent of the rough electro-minimal wave with its dark, uncompromising beats and gentle harmonies mixed with uplifting, heartfelt lyrics. They call it "Airbendermusic" - a maze of eccentricity, which is definitely something you should not pass up.
When: April 22nd, 2017.
Where: 31, Nyzhnoiurkivska Streer, Kyiv. Closer Club.

Jamala: I believe in U

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The singer who brought Eurovision to Ukraine, Jamala, is giving a big concert for all her fans. A day before the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest Jamala will perform all her best songs and some new material she prepared specially for all the Eurovision visitors.
When: May 12th, 2017
Where: Sport Palace. 1, Sportyvna Square, Kyiv.
Read: Ukrainian Spring Festivals

Hiromi

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Pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, whose passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape since her 2003 debut, is coming to Ukraine for the 4th time. Two years ago she awed Ukrainian jazz fans with her masterful and vibrant performance at Alfa Jazz Festival and since then she became very popular here in Ukraine. Hiromi continues to be one of the most inventive and awe-inspiring pianists in jazz today.
When: May 21st, 2017.
Where: 1, Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni Alley, Kyiv. International Center of Culture and Arts (also Known as October Palace).
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