Daria Kulesh and Marina Osman (Firebirds) at ‘Listen to the World’

18:30 - 20:30
Apr 2nd 2024

Join us for a magical evening with 'Firebirds'. Daria Kulesh, a folk storyteller exploring her Eastern roots with songs that "aren't just sung, but lived" will be accompanied by award winning pianist Marina Osman for a memorable night of songs for everyone.

For more information contact Jo Winsloe Slater on jo.winsloe@stethelburgas.org
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About Daria Kulesh and Marina Osman

Daria Kulesh

Mixing her Eastern roots with Western folk influences, Daria creates an original and exciting sound, full of passion and magic – a celebration of her Russian and Ingush (North Caucasus) heritage. “Bold, exotic, impressive” (fRoots), “haunting and enigmatic” (The Times), she shares stories and songs that are deeply personal but feel universal and timeless. Every performance is an “emotional, compelling and uplifiting experience” (Carn to Cove).

“One of the finest voices and one of the most intriguing and interesting songwriters on the present folk scene” (Mike Harding)

“Breathtaking voice. A true star” (Folk Radio UK)

Daria’s exciting collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman offers a fantastic variety for every listener mixing languages, stories and musical styles from folk to classical, with a helping of jazz.  Also known as ‘Firebirds’, Daria and Marina  showcase passionate, virtuosic musicianship and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy.

About Marina Osman

London based pianist Marina Osman, was born in Belarus into a musical family.  She is a graduate of the Belarussian State Conservatoire and as an accomplished performer and teacher, was acknowledged “For contribution to the cultural evolution of Belarus’ by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus in 2008. Marina has performed internationally and was on the jury for the third International Chamber ensemble competition “Nova Musica”.  Now living in England, Marina frequently gives concerts at the Pushkin House in London and has given piano and theory lessons since 2011 at the same time as working with Daria Kulesh in several line-ups. In 2019, Marina received recognition as Folking Awards best musician of the year.

Photo Credit: Yulia Hauer

About Listen to the World

‘Listen to the World’ is a place of live music where the traditions and talents of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers find a home among local artists.  Come and join us, as either a listener or performer, everyone is welcome.

A playlist of shorts and other recordings from the Listen to the World programme can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/@StEthelburgasLondon

A showreel of previous events is here: Listen to the World Open Mic – Showreel 2021 – YouTube

Co-ordinator: For all questions about Listen to the World or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Jo Winsloe Slater at  jo.winsloe@stethelburgas.org.