Songs of home: preserving culture and hope in Ukraine
By Reid Davis, Raegan Hodge, and Daria Khrystenko
November 10, 2022
Looking like a cross between harp and guitar, the bandura is an instrument steeped in Ukrainian history and culture. For Diana Polishchuk, a Ukrainian refugee living in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki just upriver from Warsaw, Poland, playing bandura has become a way to process her feelings and her turbulent recent history, while giving others a poignant reminder of home.