BCA Proud To Work With Odesa Urban Folk Group Kommuna Lux On Summer Charity Tour

Kommuna Lux, the acclaimed ‘Odesa Urban Folk’ band from Ukraine, is set to embark on a US charity tour this Summer, blending thrilling Klezmer and Ukrainian folk music to raise funds for humanitarian causes back home.  

Kommuna Lux’s melodies are filled with dazzling rhythms, refreshing anarchy, and plenty of joie de vivre!  These conservatory-trained musicians combine traditional Klezmer, Balkan, and Urban Chanson, with a dash of Ukrainian Folk and inject it with rocket fuel for a high-energy Big Band sound from the bygone days of speakeasies and rum runners.  

Kommuna Lux has been fundraising at their shows since 2022 and raised $16,000 in donations on their fall 2023 US tour.  They created KMLX, a 501-c3 charity, after their first US tour, ensuring that 100% of donations received at their concerts are used for humanitarian aid. Virtual donations can also be made on the website https://kmlx.org/ 

  • June 20th Boston, MA Sonia’s  
  • June 22 Downsville, NY JetLag Festival
  • June 23 Marlboro, NY The Falcon  
  • June 24 Utica, NY LevittAMP Summer Concert Series
  • June 25: Ithaca, NY Unitarian Church
  • June 26: Rivoli Theatre in Toronto
  • June 28 Southfield, MI Carpe Diem  
  • June 29 Lansing, MI Urban Beat  
  • June 30 Kalamazoo, MI Old Dog Tavern 
  • July 1 Evanston, IL The Space 
  • July 2 Flint, MI LevittAMP Summer Concert Series
  • July 6 Des Plaines, IL Tet a Tet  
  • July 7 Chicago, IL Reggie’s 
  • July 8 Madison, WI North Street Cabaret 
  • July 11 Minneapolis MN The Icehouse  
  • July 12: Minneapolis, MN Tapestry Folk Center
  • July 13 Viroqua, WI Viroqua Music Festival 
  • July 14 Galva, IL LevittAMP Summer Concert Series 
  • July 15 Coralville, IA Unitarian Universalist church  
  • July 18 Stevens Point, WI LevittAMP Summer Concert Series 
  • July 19 Iola, WI Iola Mill 
  • July 21 Green Bay, WI LevittAMP Summer Concert Series 
  • July 22 Chicago, IL Promontory  
  • July 26: South Bend, IN Merriman’s Playhouse,
  • July 27: Saline, MI Acoustic Routes House Concert
  • July 28: Columbus, OH Natalie’s Grandview Music Hall
  • July 30: Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
  • July 31: Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Winery
  • August 1 and 2 Thomas, WV The Purple Fiddle  
  • Aug 3 Columbia, MD Abiding Savior Lutheran Church 
  • Aug 4: Philadelphia, PA Klein Life JCC

Kommuna Lux was formed in 2014 in the streets of Odesa, the Pearl of the Black Sea. Their days of busking and flash mobs all around town lead to major concerts on renowned stages of the city, then throughout Europe and now the United States. Their compositions bear the imprint of the rich history and diversity of Odesa, an ancient port city with ethnic ties to over 40 nations.

When Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, the band went into shock along with the rest of their countrymen. One of the group’s original members left to join the army and is still currently serving. The remaining Kommuna Lux members- Bagrat Tsurkan (vocals), Volodymyr Gitin (clarinet), Oleg Vasianovich, (accordion), Andrei Okhramovich (trumpet), Yaroslav Besh (trombone), Viktor Kirilov (acoustic guitar), and Sergei Poltorak (percussion), decided that they could do more good with their instruments than guns, and began touring Europe to raise money and support for Ukraine. They raised thousands of dollars that summer and became the “go to band” for Klezmer music in both Germany and Poland, even winning Germany’s “Iron Eversteiner” prize for folk music in 2018.  

Breaking Creatives Agency is proud to be the public relations firm representing Kommuna Lux.