There was also quite a bit of traditonal music to enjoy. I saw a bandura player selling his wares on the grounds of St. Sophia's.
Then we stumbled upon a performance in Taras Shevchenko park on Constitution Day, and the group was so entertaining. I even recognized one of the songs!
I was also lucky enough to be in Kyiv for Canada Day, and we attended the Canadian Embassy's party. How fun! There were a few musical groups there, one a military band which played our anthem and then a few more things throughout the evening. There was a family group playing some folk music to entertain people while they were waiting in the long food line.
And there was a wonderful fusion group, the only Ukrainian-Celtic band around, GhurtYoGhurt (ok, the name is weird, but they were SO much fun to watch. I didn't get a video of them, sadly, but at least I have pics).
And in addition to all that, the weekly What's On Kyiv had an article on a group called Dakha Brakha, which takes Ukrainian music and adds different world influences, including African rhythms. The day after I'd read the article I found a cd, so bought it -- which concludes my muscial tour of Ukraine. Hope you've enjoyed it!