"When I agreed to put on a concert for Ukrainian soldiers defending Shchastya from Russian invasion, I did not envision lying on canvas sacks of second-hand sweaters and plush toys. Or being wedged between treadless tires and a WWII-era iron stove in the unheated back of an orange Mercedes transport truck on a treacherous road in a convoy of vehicles hauling missiles, rockets and a tank named Lucky. This is what volunteer humanitarian aid looks like in a country unofficially at war."
That's Mark Marczyk talking about his experiences as a musician who found himself in the middle of revolution and war over the past year in Ukraine. He's the violinist and ringleader of Toronto's popular, Juno-nominated band Lemon Bucket Orkestra, known for their street performances, sold out venues and impromptu parades.
Mark will share his stories and music at IMAGINATE 2015 in Port Hope, ON. He'll be joined in performance by Ukrainian singer/ethnomusicologist, Marichka Kudriavtseva. It will be a night of fascinating stories, stimulating thought and delights for the senses.