Taras Prokhasko – texts
Yurko Prokhasko – voice
Nazgul Shukayeva – vocal, voice
Zhanna Marchynska – cello
Oleksiy Kabanov – lyre
This performance is the main intrigue and probably the most ambitious experiment of Poesophonia this year. It will combine and mix simultaneously unSimple and light texts of Taras Prokhasko accompanied by a unique voice of Nazgul Shukayeva.
Possessing a unique vocal range, Nazgul is immaculate at singing blues ballads, gospel, jazz standard, avant-garde or overtone (throat) singing ‘kai’. Possessing unparalleled artistic touch in declamation, Yurko is second to none at talking about topics of all kinds with particular warmth and profoundness.
It is the first time that Yurko Prokhasko and Nazgul Shukayeva will meet on one stage: Yurko will respond to Nazgul with his texts of different periods, Nazgul will respond to Yurko with her unique singing, while musicians will respond to all of it by playing the lyre and cello.
Live improvisation without compromise – everything will happen here and now, and the performance will never repeat itself.
Photo of Nazgul Shukayeva by Svitlana Minayeva