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Kvitka Cisyk: mother, wife, artist

Kvitaslawa Cisyk was born in Queens, New York, on April 4, 1953, to Ukrainian born parents Wolodymyr and Iwanna Cisyk. Her parents had emigrated to New York along with Kvitka's sister Maria in 1949 to escape the Soviet occupation of their beloved homeland. The Cisyk family brought to New York not only many artistic and intellectual talents but a deep and rich reverence for the Ukrainian culture of the Carpathian Mountains they had so painfully left behind. As Kvitka grew up an American, her sensibilities resonated with their heritage as she participated fully in all that her parents were and brought with them. Only the Ukrainian language was spoken in her home in Manhattan. Kvitka was always grateful for having been steeped in the heritage she was so proud of. Her parents understood that they had born a sensitive and talented child, and Kvitka always thanked them for "teaching me good Ukrainian and (as they put it) not bad English." Kvitka walked the path of two cultures and would later name one of her recordings "Two Colors" in honor of this dual culture--the dichotomy of life's necessary here-and-now and burden of longing for the past.

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Posted By: admin On: Apr 5th, 2018 In: News

In Lviv, Kvitka Cisyk is remembered on her 65th birthday

У Львові згадували Квітку Цісик в день 65-річчя співачки // Watch the video of news coverage from Телеканал ZIK in Ukraine

Posted By: admin On: Apr 5th, 2018 In: News

April 4, 2018 Would Have Been Kvitka Cisyk’s 65th Birthday

4 квітня Квітці Цісик виповнилося б 65 років // Watch the video of news coverage from from UATV Channel in Ukraine

Posted By: admin On: Jun 26th, 2015 In: News

Kvitka Cisyk in Lviv

“With her voice gently surrounding the museum visitor, her albums and photos and family history on the walls, her personal items displayed in the cases – the white open rooms invite the visitor to learn all about her.” // Read more from The Ukrainian Weekly

Posted By: admin On: Nov 20th, 2013 In: News Comments: 0

Kvitka now on iTunes, Amazon, and more

Released exclusively by KMC Records, both of Kvitka’s beloved works—Kvitka: Songs of Ukraine and Kvitka: Two Colors—are now available across all major media purchasing channels. // Випущенi виключно компанією KMC Records, обидва улюблених творів Квітки – Квітка: Пісні України та Квітка: Два Kольори – тепер доступні на всіх основних медіа-каналах.

Kvitka: Songs of Ukraine  –  CD Baby   |   Amazon   |   iTunes

Kvitka: Two Colors  –  CD Baby   |   Amazon   |   iTunes

Posted By: admin On: Oct 20th, 2013 In: News Comments: 0

Kvitka to be honored at UCU Charity Banquet in Kyiv

The sixth annual charity banquet to support the Ukrainian Catholic University in in Kyiv will feature a musical theme inspired by the songs of Kvitka. The event will include performances by Oksana Mukha (winner of the Kvitka Tsisyk Grand Prix Competition) and Plach Yeremiyi leader Taras Chubay // Read more at Ukrainian Catholic University’s website

Posted By: admin On: Jun 20th, 2013 In: News Comments: 0

Documentary film about Kvitka

«Inter» has produced a documentary film about Kvitka Cisyk // «Інтер» зняв документальний фільм про Квітку Цісик // Find out more at TeleKritika.ua

Posted By: admin On: Jun 20th, 2013 In: News Comments: 0

In commemoration of Kvitka’s 60th birthday

From the editor’s desk at MICT Online // До 60-річчя від дня народження Квітки Цісик // Read the full article at MICT

Posted By: admin On: Jun 20th, 2013 In: News Comments: 0

Lviv street named after Kvitka

There will be a street named after Kvitka Cisyk in Lviv, Ukraine, the home city of Kvitka’s family before emigrating to the United States in 1949. // Вулиця Квітки Цісик буде у Львові // Read more at Radio Svoboda

Posted By: admin On: Apr 12th, 1998 In: News

Obituary: Kvitka Cisyk, 44, Popular Singer

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