Irena Kotvitskaya / Minsk, Belarus


July 1423.00

…Imagine, she says, a world where as a female you are charged with the survival of the community, from healing to summoning the rain for the crops. There are no hospitals. All you have are some herbs and some songs. Many songs, in fact. Because, you know, there’s a song to ask for the rain and another one to ask it to stop.
This is something you will have never heard before. The archaic, pre-Christian, but still very much alive singing tradition of Belarus delivered acapella by the music ethnographer and singer Irena Kotvitskaya. Female magic, over a thousand years old, and powerful AF.

free event
  • Piazza delle Monache