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Shira Cion

Executive and Artistic Director and Vocalist

Kitka Inc

HQ Phone:  (510) 444-0323

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Kitka Inc

1201 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY

Oakland, California, 94612

United States

Company Description

Kitka is an American women’s vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe. The Oakland-based octet has earned international recognition for its distinctive sound, a sound which explores a vast palette of ancient ...more

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Tongues-Gather | Dandelion Dancetheater

Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell will compose the vocal score in a series of intensive workshops over the course of the year, and Kupers will also weave into Gather and Tongues the fruits of cultural music and dance exchanges with Shira Cion of Kitka, Melanie Demore, Trina Nahm-Mijo, Laura Elaine Ellis, and Kumu Kau'i Peralto.
September 2013 - June 2014: the CSUEB Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble, Bandelion, Shira Cion, Melanie Demore, Kumu Kau'i Peralto, and Laura Elaine Ellis research and train in relationship to Gather and Tongues with long-distance feedback from Dr. Barnwell. September 2013: The Bandelion ensemble traveled to Washington, D.C. to spend two intensive days of rehearsal with Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Shira Cion of Kitka. March 22, 7:30pm: Songs of Spirit - Songs of Struggle; We hope you will join us for an exciting fund-raising event with Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell, Shira Cion, Rodney Bell, and Eric Kupers.


KITKA: Wintersongs - Gualala Arts

Winters in rural Eastern European villages have necessitated a culture of inter-dependency, and these songs accompany the gathering of people for both sacred and everyday purposes," said Kitka's Executive Artistic Director Shira Cion.


A Cappella News: November 2005 Archives

"In so much of Rusalki imagery, these women are naked and wet, coming up through the earth," Chang says during a post-rehearsal round-table interview at Lake Merritt Church with Sadovska, Kitka Artistic Director Shira Cion and co-director Juliana Graffagna.
"Part of the impulse of this project was to make a piece about Kitka, who we are as American artists doing music from the other side of the world, that isn't necessarily our native folk music, but speaks to us really strongly," says Cion. Seeds for the "Rusalka" project were planted when Cion heard a 1997 Cal Performances program "A Russian Village Festival" that included one song about the Rusalki.


Tangents Playlist 01/21/2012

Serbian singer Svetlana Spaji and Shira Cion of Kitka


Musicians and Bands - Folk Dance Federation of California

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