Rusalka Cycle: Songs Between the Worlds
In Slavic folklore, Rusalki are the restless spirits of women who have died unjust, untimely or unnatural deaths. They inhabit the waters, forests and fields, luring people to them with their mesmerizing songs and wild laughter. Performed by the eight powerful voices of Kitka, the Rusalka Cycle is a riveting dream-like journey that weaves traditional Eastern European folk song with original music by Mariana Sadovska. With stirring cello and percussion accomanpiment, this CD captures the highly dramatic and risk-taking performance piece that took the Bay Area by storm in 2005.