Ukrainian American Community Center

The Cheremosh dancers present lively folk dances from all regions of Ukraine. This year, a group of our dancers are performing in Ukraine – the Festival marks their first performance back after their tour.

Cheremosh is a name of the  mountain river in western Ukraine, hence the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble.

​​​Festival / Entertainment

Formed in 2006 for the Twin Cities Ukrainian Heritage Festival, Ukrainian Village Band has been growing ever since. Some of the musicians have Ukrainian roots (and one of them is from Ukraine) while the rest of are smitten by Ukrainian music (and salo, pyvo and horylka)!
One can always find people dancing wherever UVB plays. Come waltz and polka with them, or learn from how to do the traditional village and courtroom dances to such tunes as Hopak, Arkan, Hutsulka/Kolomyjka, Kartoplja, Orlytsja, Karapet, Ojra and more!

Band Members
Colleen Bertsch (fiddle, vocals)
Ivan Bryn (bass)
Lev Frayman (guitar)
Galina Gabrielle (vocals, guitar)
Stefan Iwaskewycz (drums)
Oleksij Khrystych (bajan, vocals)

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Special Guest Performances

Each year we bring together singers, composers  and musicians well-known locally and in Ukraine.  Live entertaiment on two stages. We are fortunate to have so many talented performers! Here, Viktoria Kantor performs a Crimean Tatar song in traditional costume.

Join the Fun and Bring Family and Friends!

​Sunday, September 17, 2017     ​12 - 5 pm

Thank you, 2017 Sponsors!

So many varenyky, so little time! How many can you eat? Two competitions: one for brave adults and one for children.

Varenyky Eating Contest

Ukrainian Village Band

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