Malvy made their concert debut in Chicago in December 1980, Their name "Malvy" is taken from a song by Volodymyr Ivasiuk, the popular Ukrainian composer, who was murdered by agents from Moscow.
The ensemble consists of:
Wally Popowych — Володимир Попович (drums)
Paul Goncharoff — Павло Гончаров (piano and synthesizer)
Marijka Banach — Марійка Банах (vocals)
Marijka Hawryluk — Марійка Гаврилюк (vocals)
George Pawluk — Юрій Павлик (acoustic and electric guitars)
Myrosia Basara —Мирося Басараб (vocals)
Paul Goncharoff and Marijka Hawryluk are the musical directors of the ensemble.
Not to be confused with Мальви, a Ukrainian female ensemble from Lviv.