Five months ago, I lost a dear friend of mine, Becky Kassian. Amidst the shock and the grief, words fell short but music brought them back.
I met Becky through Ukrainian dance, as we both were dancers in Vohon Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. In the traditional celebratory dance of "Hopak", the women wear large flower crowns with ribbons (known as "vinoks"), vivid colourful skirts, vests, Ukrainian Вишиванки (embroidered shirts) and red boots. The vinok and red boots are both distinctive pieces of costume and…Read more