Mark and Marichka Marczyk met and fell in love on Independence Square in Kyiv at the height of the Revolution of Dignity. They have traveled across Ukraine volunteering, performing for soldiers and DPs, and writing about their experiences (Brick Literary Magazine, Humber Literary Review, NOW Magazine, Carte Blanche). Marichka is a founding member of the renowned folk choir Bozhychi and fronts the Ukrainian indie-chanson trio Kuku Shanel but has recently moved to Canada to be with Mark and his balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super-band Lemon Bucket Orkestra.
Their first collaboration was Lemonchiki Projekt, an international project based in Canada that used songs of revolution from all over the world as a platform express and explore the conflict in Ukraine. Their second is Counting Sheep.
In Toronto, Mark and Marichka also teach traditional eastern and central Ukrainian singing workshops together and are putting together a new performance project based on songs of and about war.