I’m Renata Duma, and it’s been my honour to work with a very talented group of individuals in broadcasting, and to have had the privilege of hosting two, prime-time talk shows in the Ukrainian language in Canada, namely “SVITOHLIAD” and “BODY AND SOUL” over a period of 12+ years.
I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this incredible opportunity to bring you a wide variety of interviews with fascinating individuals on subject matters – that matter most to them, only this time in the English language.
And to find out not only WHY those subject matters matter to them so much, but to access the underlying – what I like to call, “SOULSCAPE” – or the reason they are driven – on the deepest level of their soul – to do or create what they do.
And more-so, to explore just what kind of “spice” or “colouring” being of Ukrainian heritage has added to not only what they do, but to who they are.
PAVLO HUNKA, Artistic Director, internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer Pavlo Hunka was born in England, the son of a Ukrainian father and an English mother. He qualified as a Linguist and then practised as a Lawyer in the United Kingdom for 4 years before embarking on a stellar singing career. He began his vocal studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and completed them in Switzerland with Kammersängerin Maria Sandulescu.
Pavlo began his operatic journey in Basel, Switzerland, where he sang many of the Bass-Baritone roles in the German, French, Italian and Russian repertoires. For the last 30 years, he has sung in the most prestigious opera houses of the world – Paris, Vienna, Munich, Florence, Amsterdam, Madrid, Moscow, London, Salzburg, Rome, Berlin, Toronto; under a glittering array of conductors: Claudio Abbado, Jeffrey Tate, Semion Bychkov, Zubin Mehta, Peter Schneider, Mark Wigglesworth, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Daniel Barenboim, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kirill Petrenko and Kasushi Ono.
You talk…We Talk… WE ARE itoc, Bringing People Together!
itoc is a multimedia company that promotes unity among the many cultures from around the world.
Based in Canada, our goal is to show how Canadians lead unity around the globe.
Multicultural/Multilingual is an outdated format that does not allow us to share what we all have in common; the English language.
Our diverse programming is in English, but the flavour is the different cultures we all share.
We are more than a traditional media company; The itoc Media Corporation is an integration of video, audio and social media as one platform. Our dream is to bring people together and showcase the different cultures and reveal just how much we all have in common.
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Your Host of SOULSCAPES on itoc.ca,
ABOUT RENATA DUMA, HOST OF SOUNDSCAPES ON ITOC.CA
Aside from her career as the Host of SOULSCAPES on itoc.ca, and her deep love for Ukraine, her culture and her people, Renata has several passions that drive her both professionally, creatively and spiritually.
A life-long meditator, she devotes much of her time to the upliftment and betterment of humanity through advocating for the benefits of daily meditation, promoting the FREE, beautiful and highly effective Guided Meditations that she creates, and through making regular BLOG Posts on all things “meditation”, and beyond!
Here are links to some of Renata’s pages:
— BLOG SITE: https://Meditation.Works
— VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/meditationworks
— INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/Meditation.Works
— EMAIL: Renata@Meditation.Works