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Red Poppy Art House: Mozaik w/ Storyteller Dana Sherry: Songs & Stories from Around the World
January 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$15 – $20
Dive into the rich folk traditions of Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Mongolia, and Americana through songs and folk tales with Mozaik and storyteller Dana Sherry. Harmonies are woven together with legends and tales to create a colorful tapestry of the distinct sounds and images from cultures around the world.
Sandy Hollister – vocals, percussion
Hilary Seamans – vocals
Liz Stuart – vocals, accordion, percussion
Natalia Ukrainska – vocals
Dana Sherry – storytelling
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Sandy Hollister has played percussion with acclaimed Bay Area Arab music ensemble Aswat, has sung with Ya Elah, and currently sings with the Temple of Light Georgian Choir. She has performed with various dance groups, bands, and ensembles in the Bay Area and appears on Brenna MacCrimmon’s album, Kulak Misifiri.
Adina Sara has been with Mozaik since it formed in 2001. A singer-songwriter, she produced three albums of original songs and performed her music in folk clubs and festivals throughout the West Coast. For over 15 years, she has participated in folk, jazz, classical, and pop ensembles, and also sings with Voci Woman’s Vocal Ensemble.
Hilary Seamans grew up singing in the California Christmas Revels teen and adult choruses. At UC Berkeley, she sang in and directed the Perfect Fifth, Cal’s student-led classical a cappella ensemble. After graduation, she joined the Ariose Singers under the direction of Michael McGushin. Trained classically but in love with folk music, Seamans has sung in Kitka’s community chorus and is thrilled to be singing with Mozaik.
Liz Stuart was a member of Vocolot for over 20 years. She plays percussion with several Middle-Eastern ensembles and has performed live with Anne Bluethenthal and Strong Current dance companies. With over 12 years experience as a sound designer and video game producer, Stuart has also composed and recorded original music scores for Chimene Pollard, as well as arranged, sang, played keyboards, and composed for musical theatre.
Natalia Ukrainska is a native of Kiev, where she received a diploma in music and choir-conducting. She was a member of the Ensemble of the Border Guard of Ukraine, performing and touring as a soloist. Natalia emigrated to the U.S. in 2005 and joined Kitka shortly thereafter. She currently also sings in the Orthodox Church Choir of San Francisco.
Dana Sherry is Director of Storytelling Programs at Silk Road House, a lecturer at St. Mary’s College of California, a storyteller at senior theatre company Stagebridge, and a former lecturer of Russian History at UC Davis. She studied Slavic Languages and Literatures at University of Washington.