The University of Iowa

Student talent show ‘Kapustnik’ also features professional musicians Nov. 20

November 13th, 2013

Slavic language community invites you to Kapustnik—a student talent show Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at 5 p.m. in the Pappajohn Business Building, Room W401. The event is free and open to the public.

Kapustnik (or Cabbage Festival) is a celebratory Slavic tradition. This year, in addition to the students from university language classes, we are proud to present several professional musicians, including the celebrated Russian-Gypsy guitarist Vadim Kolpakov.  Since such a variety show tradition began in the 19th century, we build our show around a well-known literary event, a similar talent show thrown together in one of the chapters of “Brothers Karamazov.”  Mitka Karamazov wants to bring Gypsies, but all he gets is the village maidens and the Jews (a klezmer band).  Hence, welcome to our colorful, unique show “Dostoevsky, Jews, and Gypsies”!

This event is sponsored by the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and International Programs.

If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Irina Kostina at