Maria Sonevytsky

Maria Sonevytsky

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Music at Bard College. Author of the books Wild Music: Sound and Sovereignty in Ukraine, published n 2019, and Tantsi, published in 2023. Currently, she works on her third book, centered on the Soviet-era Kyiv Palace of Pioneers, is in process and tentatively titled Singing for Lenin in Soviet Ukraine: Children, Music, and the Communist Future


Cover of the vinyl «Kiev Underground 1986-1995 — Part 1», created by Aby Sho Music.

Sounds like Decolonization: Vopli Vidopliassova and Alternative Ukrainian Music in the 1980s

Nov 21, 2023

Inspired by the talk with Maria Sonevytsky on the release of her new book Tantsi, this article offers reflections on the ways and opportunities to apply decolonization to the field of Soviet cultural history and anthropology through the case of…