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Celebrate Ukrainian culture with the Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra

Free admission to the Museum this Friday after 5:00 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m.

A group of twenty-two people facing the camera and smiling. They are all wearing dark-coloured pants and white shirts with red embroidery. A majority of the group are holding their instruments, mainly mandolins. Partially obscured.

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is hosting a special performance this week by the Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra as part of its Free Friday Nights promotion.

Admission to the entire Museum will be free after 5:00 p.m. The 7:30 p.m. performance is being hosted at the Museum as part of Culture Days. It will feature Ukrainian music and other music from their eclectic repertoire.

Visitors can also explore Ukrainian human rights stories shared in gallery. In the Level 4 gallery Breaking the Silence, the original film Covering the Holodomor: Memory Eternal documents the role of journalists in exposing atrocities committed by the Soviet Union during the Holodomor, and the responsibility we all have to raise our voices when we witness violations of human rights.

What: Free Friday Nights at the CMHR, Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra Culture Days performance 

When: Friday, October 14. Free admission after 5:00 p.m., free performance at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1, CMHR

The Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra first performed at the Ukrainian Labour Temple in 1921 and is the oldest mandolin orchestra in Canada. In addition to the mandolin, it features several other instruments including flute, oboe, clarinet, accordion and guitar. As well as Ukrainian music, it plays a mix of music from various countries as well as contemporary music including movie and television themes. The orchestra is conducted by Annis Kozub.

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