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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-07-27: with a Memorial for Galyna Oleksiv

July 27, 2022
AccNoir 2022-07-27

Frederic Deschamps from the Confédération Mondiale d’Accordéon posted this week about accordionist Galyna Oleksiv, who was killed on July 14, 2022 by a Russian missile in Ukraine.

The folks at B&B Project (Ukraine’s well known Bayan and Bandura duo) posted about raising funds for her son, dreadfully injured when his mother was killed.

Translation: Accordionist Galyna Oleksiv died during a rocket attack in Vinnytsia, and her son Roma is now in a serious condition in the hospital. We are asking everyone who cares to help save the boy. Yaroslav’s card (Galyna’s husband): 4149 4993 9447 6442 (euro) (PayPal)

The message below about the CMA (Confederation Mondiale de l’Accordéon) standing with Ukraine is painfully worth reading. Galyna’s husband Yarosav was on the committee organizing how the CMA would work with Russian artists during the war. Just terrible.

Position of the CMA in relation to the Ukrainian Situation and the participation of Russian artists

From day one of the war, the CMA has been publicly against Russian attacks in Ukraine.

However, from day one of the war, the CMA believed that we should not mix art and politics, and that an outright boycott of Russian CMA candidates would be unfair to Russian candidates. We thought that Russians in general and Russian Accordion Artists in particular would also be against Putin’s actions in Ukraine, and in solidarity with their Ukrainian neighbors.

Unfortunately, after a few weeks, some renowned Russian artistic personalities from the Accordion world have publicly taken a stand against Ukraine with totally unacceptable comments.

The CMA therefore had to react and feel we need to take sanctions against Russia. To do nothing, to say nothing would have been just unthinkable!

Since March, the CMA in close relation with its Ukrainian delegates (Igor Sayenko, Andryi Dushnyi and Yaroslav Oleksiv), has tried to find the fairest way to take a sanction against Russia.

First of all, we had thought of accepting Russian candidates but in a neutral way. This solution, which had been applied during the last Olympic Games in Beijing, had changed absolutely nothing, and in no way represented a sanction.

We had finally recently, in agreement with the Ukrainian Delegates, accepted the idea of not boycotting Russian artists, but of imposing that on each video of each candidate from all countries of the world, be written: CMA STAND FOR UKRAINE – STOP THE RUSSIAN WAR IN UKRAINE.

On July 13, this position was finally accepted during a meeting with our Ukrainian Delegate Yaroslav Oleksiv. The following July 14, his wife Galyna Oleksi was assassinated by rocket fire sent by the Russian army during the airstrike on Vinnytsia (western Ukraine). Their son Romčik was also affected and is currently in intensive care in hospital.

The CMA has done its best from the beginning to try to find the most diplomatic solution to protect Ukrainian Artists, and tried to give the chance to Russian artists who were against the war against Ukraine, to also be able to participate in the CMA activities.

But today, the CMA is in Mourning! More than ever, the CMA STAND for UKRAINE!

Galyna’s Death Tragedy leaves no room for any diplomacy, and we have decided to boycott Russian artists in general, out of respect for the Ukrainian people.
All candidates and Delegates from Ukraine will not be required to pay any inscription or delegation fees.

CMA Board: Frederic Deschamps, Raymond Bodell, Anna Bodell.

See the original FB Post from the CMA

I recommend following Frederic Deschamps for updates on Galyna Oleksiv’s son and family. 

These events have informed some of the programming of tonight’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio broadcast. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can listen to tonight’s broadcast as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s tonight’s Accordion Noir Playlist:

*  Support the Vancouver Tenants Union –
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* Brivele – ‟Zumertsayt” – Cradle Songs, Grave Songs (2021) – Seattle, Washington State, USA – Stefanie Brandler, acc
* Jackie Oates – ‟Roobarb and Custard” – Gracious Wings (2022) – Wallingford, UK – Mike Cosgrave, piano acc.
* The Dreadnoughts – ‟Vicki’s Polka” – Roll and Go (2022) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –

* Topette!! – ‟Polka Know / Dixie’s / Halling från Härjedalen efter Per Myhr” – Bourdon (2022) – UK / France – Andy Cutting, Diatonic acc and melodeon
* Wellington Sea Shanty Society – ‟A Sailor Needs a Boat (single)” – Sea Shanties of the 70s, 80s & Today! (2022) – Wellington, New Zealand –
* PIQSIQ & VILDÁ – ‟Ovddos / Hivumuuniq” – Ovddos / Hivumuuniq (2021) – Nunavut & Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada / Finland –
* Maria Kalaniemi – ‟Vilda Rosor” – Vilda Rosor (2010) – Finland –
* Michael Alpert & Julian Kytasty  – ‟Nukh Havdule” – Rusishe krigshif, shif zikh in dr’erd -Jewish Voices Condemn russia’s War Against Ukraine, Vol.1 (2022) –  –
* ‟Romance for you (to my wife Halyna Oleksiv)” – by Yaroslav Oleksiv (performed by 35 international accordionists) –  International Tribute to Galyna Oleksiv (wife of Yaroslav Oleksiv) who was murdered in Vinnytsya (Ukraine) on 14.07.2022 after a Russian terrorist missile strike. (2022) –

* Katzen Kapell – ‟Familjen” – Si Tu Veux (2007) – Sweden –  Catharina Backman, acc
* The Kubasonics – ‟Arkan” – Kubasongs (2022) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada / Ukraine – Brian Cherwick, acc.
* Tamarack Cunningham – ‟Emulsifier” – Frequency Modulation (2022) – Edmonton, Alberta  Canada –
* Pietro Roffi – ‟ Nocturne” – 1999 (2019) – Valmontone, Italy –

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle

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