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Svitlana - Cover Exerpt from Miami Lights
WHO IS SVITLANA (in her own words)

Where were you born?
I was born in Vinnitsa, Ukraine.

Where have you lived?
Many places! A few highlights include:
- 1977 my family moved to Hungary, Budapest.
- 1980 we went back to Vinnitsa.
- After High school, I attended music college by Nikolay Leontovich 1987-1989,
- University in Vinnitsa, Ukraine -1990-1994
- In 1996 I moved to Miami.

In what parts of the world have you performed?
I have performed in
Cyprus
Hungary
North of Russia
Moldavia
Ukraine
New York
Las Vegas
Jacksonville
Palm Beach
and Miami

What are some of the more notable places you have performed?
Cyprus - Nikossia,
Hungary - Budapest,
Orenburg - Ryazan-Russia.
Viscaya Mansion in Miami - Famous mansion featured in many movies
Versace Mansion in South Beach.

Any performance highlights you'd like to share?
The concert on the stadium of Vinnitsa, were I was performing and announcing the famous band of 80’s Boney ”M”.  Also, very sweet memories I have about working in the band “Aut-Ukraine” with a Belarusian star Yaroslav Evdokimov.

What other groups have you performed with?
The first band I have performed is “Maskarad” from 1988-1989. Then in 1990 I start working with band “Barhatniy sizon”. In 1992-1993 the Band “Aut” and star Yaroslav Evdokimov. In 1994 I was as a lead singer of the show ballet “Apple”  in Cyprus. I arrived in the USA with the band ”Trizub”. I soon assembled a Russian Cabaret troupe called "Kalinka". We traveled and performed together for almost ten years. I was the lead singer and danced with them. The girls all came from the Ukraine, I am proud of them and many of them are still some of my best friends.

Who are your favorite musical groups?
It is hard to limit myself to just a few, but some of my favorite singers are Sofia Rotaru and Celine Dion. Some of my favorite musical groups are “ABBA”, “Boney-M”,” Sade”,  “Bee Gees”, “Ace of Base”, “The Beatles”, ”Ottawan”, “Neoton”, “Mashina vremeni”, “Zemlyane”… and many others.

Who were your biggest influences?
My biggest influence is legendary Ukrainian singer Sofia Rotaru. I was 5 years old, when I first heard her singing on the radio. Then, when I later met her personally, I  decided to become a singer like her. One of my dreams is to one day sing with her!

What other artists have inspired you?
Since coming to the USA I have had a chance to see Celine Dion in concert. She impressed me so much. I was so happy ,smiling, crying the same time. Also, Sade in concert was incredible. The latest concert I saw with my beloved husband, was “Police” with Sting. It too was amazing.

Tell about the 7(!) movies you've been in so far
I have been in Russian movies
1. “Prima Donna- Mary”-2000 - producer Anatoliy Airamjan
2. .” Delay reflex”-2000 - produced by A.Airamjan
3. ”Lover from Moscow” - 2001-A.Airamjan
4. ”Light kiss”-2002 - A.Airamjan
5”Getting married in 24 hours” - 2003-A.Airamjan
6.”Citizen Mavzik”- One Song on my new Cd
    comes from this movie! (click to play music video)
    2003- produced by Vilen and Alan Melikdjanian
7.”Gift of Nature”- Starring role - 2004-produced by
    Anatoliy Airamjan

Any other information of interest to fans that comes to your mind?
Restaurants in Miami where I have performed:
1996- 1999 La Luna
1999 - 2000 Sadko
2000-2003 Pearl Club
2004 - 2007 SugarRush

I perform songs in following languages:
English
Russian
Ukrainian
Spanish
Portuguese
French
Greek
Yugoslavian
Polish
Hebrew
Arabic
Italian

   

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