Contemporary culture festival Na Chasi to take place in Kyiv this weekend
The festival “Na Chasі” will be held on the weekend of March 11-12 (Photo:Na Chasi press service)
The seventh year of the contemporary culture festival “Na Chasі” will be held at the ARSENAL XXII cultural center in Kyiv on the weekend of March 11-12. It will be one of the first fêtes in Kyiv since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, and guests will be safe behind the thick walls of the former Arsenal factory in the center of the Ukrainian capital.
The festival will traditionally include a music stage, an electronic music stage, an art fair and an exhibition of contemporary art, a discussion “The Unlost Generation: Ukrainian Youth's Response to Russian Aggression”, and a preview of the collection “Anthology of young Ukrainian poetry”.
This year's music program was prepared by Chervona Kalyna radio, and will be one of the first major music events to be held in the capital since Feb. 2022. Among the line-up participants are the finalists of the National Selection for Eurovision 2022 Tember Blanche and the band Angie Kreida, which went viral last year with the song "Vrazhe". They will be joined on stage by the daring Yulia Yurina (YUYU, ex-YUKO), intelligent pop experimenters TONKA, delicate and vibrant indie-pop singer SKHOZHA, and bright TikTok star bad actress.
The line-up of the second day of the festival includes the romantics of the Ukrainian music scene TsyferBlat, indie-pop rapper Bogdan Kuper, Mariupol pop duo MOLODI, folk quintet ZGARDA, rock band KOSMOPOLIS, master of tender hip-hop anthems KUTOVYI, bedroom-pop hitmaker sucilna_nevdacha.exe and a performance by DAKH.
In addition to the main stage of Arsenal XXII, the festival traditionally has two more stages — SHINY and VOGNYK. Space Spice Boy, Daniel Okaro, DjElmar, Dj Superelite, Ameoba Corpus, John Dexy and Luschn will perform on the first stage, while OCHII, Decorodi, $vinga's, Mavr and Ponomar will play on the second.
Other events include a tattoo marathon, an art fair and exhibition of contemporary art, an exhibition of video art from the collection of the Odesa Museum of Contemporary Art, and more.
The festival will also feature a discussion titled “The Unlost Generation: Ukrainian Youth's Response to Russian Aggression”. The discussion will focus on young Ukrainians who choose the language of art in opposition to military aggression and are not going to give up their present or future to the occupiers.
The discussion will be attended by critic and contemporary art curator Kostiantyn Doroshenko, art critic, curator and head of the PinchukArtCentre Research Platform Kseniya Malykh, journalist and founder of Chervona Kalyna radio Dmytro Oliynyk, co-founder of the Vidbuvayemos project andhead of the Dubl N experimental society Ira Senyk.
The second day of the festival will feature a pre-presentation of the “Anthology of the youngest Ukrainian poetry”, as well as public readings by poets Vitaliy Bilozir, Vano Krueger, Anton Ishchuk, and Anton Potiekhin.
When: March 11 and 12, 2-9 p.m.
Where: 2 Ostrozky Princes Street
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