September, 1941. Nazi occupying forces murder more than 33,000 Jews in the ravine of Babyn Yar in the suburbs of Kyiv, Ukraine, over just two days. In the following two years of Nazi occupation, Babyn Yar becomes the site of over 100,000 deaths. November, 2021. 80 years later, three Ukrainian musicians journey deep into their shared history, drawing on survivors’ testimonies, traditional Yiddish and Ukrainian folk songs, poetry and storytelling.
Featuring musicians Yuriy Gurzhy, Svetlana Kundish and Mariana Sadovska, this music theatre performance devised by Dash Arts explores the complex history and legacy of a tragedy that has never been fully commemorated.
Songs for Babyn Yar reveals the forgotten stories and silenced songs from one of the most devastating periods in Ukraine’s past and asks how we can move forward.
- When: Sunday 21 November, 7.30pm
- Venue: JW3, London (in person or via live stream)