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Ukrainian singer performs in Israel alongside star Ivri Lider

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14.05.2022

Ukrainian singer Viktoria Korniykova has never been in Israel before, but still hadn’t seen much beyond her hotel or the Park Hayarkon amphitheater where she performed Thursday night with her band, Leléka, and singer Ivri Lider to celebrate Europe Day.

“I want to get an idea of what Tel Aviv is like,” said Korniykova, who added she planned on spending Friday tooling around the city before heading home to Berlin, where she has lived for the last seven years.

The Ukrainian-born artist was invited to perform at the Euro Party organized by the European Union Delegation to the State of Israel with Lider, with a portion of the proceeds going to support emergency services Magen David Adom efforts in Ukraine.

The show was special, said Korniykova, a sign of solidarity for Ukraine.

“I felt a responsibility knowing that this audience of people didn’t want to just have fun, but wanted to support Ukraine,” she said.

Korniykova’s band, Leléka, is a collaboration of musicians from Poland and Germany, playing an unusual mix of European jazz and Ukrainian folk, creating an experimental sound full of improvisation.

Their albums regularly include traditional Ukrainian........

© The Times of Israel


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