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Darka Dusty: Has Ukrainian music ever meant as much? Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #360

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer/composer/accordionist, etc...Darka Dusty has been known for her Ukrainian songs. Even moreso since the war began. She's got a lot to say yet somehow remains delightful.

We have a very interesting series beginning with this episode of Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music with very interesting people. The one thing they have in common is that they all play accordion.

Now when  I asked them to guest, that fact did not occur to me. Don’t ask why because I don’t know. I just like all of them.

In the next two weeks Jetty Swart aka Jet Black Pearl and then our old friend Courtney von Drehle of Three Leg Torso.

Right now, across from me is Darka Dusty who is also well known as a vocalist, specializing in the music of Ukraine. Lately she has put together several fund raisers to help Ukranians caught up in the war.

She and her husband Miri own Mirifoto which specializes in photographs of musicians. And there’s talk of her doing her own podcast.

Lots to talk about and Darka is a trip.


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