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SOLD OUT

Julian Kytasty
{March 10th, 2013}

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is very pleased to announce an evening of music performed on the Ukrainian bandura by Julian Kytasty.

Sunday, March 10th, 2013
7:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
Both performances are SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be placed on a standby list, please email your request--including your name & phone number--to events@mjt.org.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

$15 General Admission
$12 Museum members, students, seniors

"The instrument in question is the bandura, a unique stringed beast which is part Central Asian lute, part medieval Kievan lap harp. Its sound is magical, especially as plucked, strummed, and tapped by Julian Kytasty... Kytasty represents an unbroken link with a buried historical tradition. Kobzari were blind singers who travelled through Ukraine in the pre-Soviet days: Stalin and his friends regarded them as dangerously nationalist and did their best to abolish their tradition--sometimes by summary execution, sometimes by "re-education". As a result the kobzar repertoire was largely lost. But not quite: Kytasty's father and grandfather continued to play and sing it, and Kytasty also found one of the last great kobzari, Heorhiy Tkachenko, who gave him many tutorials before his death aged 95 in 1993." --Michael Church, BBC

ALL RESERVATIONS ARE WILL-CALL.  
No tickets will be mailed to you.
Cancellations made within 48 hours of the performance cannot be refunded.

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This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Current members receive discounted tickets to Museum events,
as well as free general admission, 10% off at the Museum Gift Shop and other benefits.
If you are not a current member, we invite you to join or renew your membership online.