DOM Cultural Center

23 February 2007

Celebration concert.
IVA NOVA (S.Petersburg)

IVA NOVA was formed in St.Petersburg in 2002, when five young Russian ladies met to create a new collective of musicians.

All of them had had vast experience of playing at gigs with various groups and having found themselves to be really kindred souls, they started off their joint career, naturally and courageously combining the tunes and instrumentation of traditional Slavonic music with the energy and attitude of punk.

Their original songs, sung by Nastya Postnikova, with tunes and lyrics based on the riches of the folklore, are catchy and sensitive. Fuzzy dirt-simple guitar riffs (Inna Lishenkevich) and explosively frenetic percussion (Katherina Fyodorova) supported by the poignant bass (Katya Grigoryeva) and the energy of jazzy accordion (Elnara Shafigullina) fill their performance with both rural restlessness and urban craziness.

IVA NOVA's sound is driving and powerful, their live acting is cheerful and often humorous: this high-spirited music will hardly leave anybody untouched.

IVA NOVA performed on festivals: Oerol (the Netherlands 2004), Fusion (Germany 2004), Faces (2004 Finland), Doun By The Laituri (Finland 2004), Open Ohr (Germany 2005) , Progress Festival in Vooruit (Ghent Belgium 2005), Eurofolkfestival Ingelheim (Germany 2006), Intercultural women's music festival in the Hunsruck (Germany 2006), Pflasterspektakel Street Festival of Linz (Austria 2006) and many venues in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark.

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