News Release

REF NO.: 129

SUBJECT: PSA: MMaP lecture explores Ukrainian recording industry in Winnipeg

DATE: February 7, 2012

Memorial University’s Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place (MMaP) is holding a lecture tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. 
Dr. Brian Cherwick will present From Polka to Pow Wow: The Ukrainian Recording Industry in Winnipeg. All lectures take place in the MMaP gallery, located on the second floor of the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, and are always free and open to all.
Dr. Cherwick specializes in the musical traditions of Ukrainians in both the Ukrainian diaspora and in Ukraine. He has taught at the University of Alberta and Athabasca University, and most recently has taught courses at Memorial. 
In addition to developing its own system of stars, this predominantly ethnic industry offered a forum for a wide range of Aboriginal music genres and provided early exposure for future international stars like Neil Young and Chantal Kreviaziuk.

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