By TOM D'ANTONI //
From Ukrainian mountain singing to the Vulva Underground, Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Back in World Cup Coffee and Tea at Northwest 18th and Glisan today for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. I’m Tom D’Antoni and with me today is Darka Dusty who is singer, songwriter, pianist, accordionist, producer and with her husband Miri Stebivka run Mirifoto, a commercial photography company known for their photos of musicians.
She was previously one half of Darka & Slavko (in Ukrainian Дарка й Славко), which was a duo known for performing Ukrainian music.
She was one of the founders of the Vulva Underground, known around here for their name, first of all…and for their all-female musical tributes to people like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Simon and Garfunkel.
She’s brash and funny and talented. Before we started rolling she did an impression of both Rocky and Bullwinkle, at which point I turned on the recorder.
Ladies and gentlemen, Darka Dusty:
You can hear her with Portland's Russian-Gypsy-Balkan Punk band Chervona at their annual Russian Old Year celebration on January16 at the Star Theater, Doors 8pm / Show 9pm / 21+ / $20 adv, $25 door / special limited VIP seating and perks available /
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