Jamala presents an album dedicated to Crimea together with the BBC Orchestra
Ukrainian Crimean Tatar singer Jamala presents the new QIRIM (Crimea) album with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The live performance will take place on May 11 in Liverpool as part of the British-Ukrainian EuroFestival at Eurovision 2023.
QIRIM is 14 ancient songs, each representing a particular area of the Crimean Peninsula and presenting the local culture and language. More than 80 musicians joined the work on the album.
"Today, the language in which the compositions are written is on the verge of death, according to UNESCO. The people who created these records have been under threat of extinction for centuries. But is it possible to erase the memory of the monumental beauty of music, which was passed down from generation to generation?" Jamala said.
EuroFestival is a Ukrainian-British festival at Eurovision 2023 dedicated to Ukrainian culture. It will take place from May 1 to 14 and present 24 projects, 19 created in collaboration between British and Ukrainian artists.
As part of the program, you will see several installations of Soloveiko Songbirds, where nightingale figures will be presented in honor of each Ukrainian region. There will also be theatrical performances with the participation of Ukrainian artists, the project-unification of Liverpool and Kyiv ravers Rave Ukraine and much more.