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Headshot of Psoy Korolenko.



PEREGARY: Late-Soviet Underground and Its Current Aftersound. A Concert by Psoy Korolenko
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Please join the Harriman Institute for a piano concert by Psoy Korolenko.

Pavel Lion (a. k. a. Psoy Korolenko) is a singer-songwriter, translator, columnist, scholar, Ph.D. in Russian literature, ex-artist/scholar-in-residence at Trinity College (Hartford), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Dickinson College (Carlisle), a visiting lecturer at Dartmouth College, a Recording Academy voting member, one of the organizers of the international open-air music festival JetLAG in US, a co-creator and participant of a few international musical projects, including the Grammy-nominated ”Yiddish Glory” (in collaboration with Prof. Anna Shternshis, University of Toronto). Since 1996 on stage, Psoy released above 20 musical albums and several books, alone or in collaborations. His experimental one-person post-underground folk cabaret has been significantly inspired and influenced by the late-Soviet cultural marginalia, including urban folk, amateur songs and clandestine productions. The new program, focusing on this heritage, features Psoy’s renditions of blind-spotted Soviet uncanon songs, and his own songs.