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"Dyke pole" group, "Otava" group, "Volodar" group, Hurtopravtsi, "Drevo" group. Zberimosja, rode... /v.2/. (Let's gather the family)

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"Dyke pole" group, "Otava" group, "Volodar" group, Hurtopravtsi, "Drevo" group. Zberimosja, rode... /v.2/. (Let's gather the family)

This recording is so right, so true and so honest that it can’t but attract your attention. I state that as a person who, as a rule, does not find much time for listening to ethnic music. But this particular disc is characterized by that sort of purity that can be felt even by such average listener as I am. That’s why I strongly recommend everybody without any exception to listen to this dsic. For more attentive listeners I will say that this disc is the sequel of the project, the first addition of which was the album "The Host, Open the Gates!". Apparently some of the best groups of this trend take part in the project, namely Drevo, Otava, Volodar, Dyke Pole, Hurtpravtsi. This recording presents both the specific character of singing of five groups and experimental inter-groups projects. Moreover, if one knows that not only colleagues, but old friends and like-minded people perform here, then he or she will understand that the results exceed a simple sum of components. Still, one should not even understand all that – because one can feel it. Easily. Purely. Confidently. For that, I think, one needn’t even be a Ukrainian, it is quite enough to be simply a human being. An attentive human being. These voices and melodies possess a real magic, which has no bounds either in time or in space.

Anton Yozhyk Leyba (Hedgehog)

Publisher: OBERIH XXI
Catalogue number: 045-Î-022-2
Year: 2005

See all albums and songs of the musician(s) on our site:
"Drevo" group
"Dyke pole" group
"Otava" group
"Volodar" group

Domestic price: 278.60UAH
International price: $19.90USD
1.  Oj Svyryde – Svyrydochku (ballad)
2.  Oj z – za hory misjac' svityt' (carol)
3.  Tam u sviti had zemleju (Christian carol)
4. Mp3Oj znaju – znaju (carol)
5.  Oj davno ja davno u bat'ka bula (ballad)
6.  Oj u poli hrushka (spring song)
7.  Oj, u poli krynychen'ka (lirical song)
8. Mp3Oj Masljana – Masljana (winter send - off song)
9.  Ja v nedilju narodyvsja (winter send - off song)
10.  Oj rjabaja kurka (spring song)
11.  Hodyla Tetjana po jarmarku (comic song)
12.  Oj u poli bylyna stojala (ballad)
13.  U misti zhuryna (ballad)
14.  Da orav mylyj juvosny (lirical song)
15. Mp3Sluzhyla Nastja ja v pana (ballad)
16.  Pokochu ja tarilochku (spring song)
17.  Oj suhyj dube (ballad)
18.  Scho kupavsja Ivan (midsummer song)
19.  Oj na Ivana na Kupajloho (midsummer song)
20.  Kosari kosjat' (spring song)
21.  Synje ozero rozljehajetsa (spring song)
22. Mp3Scho ja v bat'ka da na jodhodi (wedding song)
23.  Oj palja-palja-paljami (wedding song)
24.  Choho, svjatkove, zabavilis' (wedding song)
25.  Kopav – kopav krynychen'ku (lirical song)
26.  Krakov’jak s pryspivkamy (dansing)
27.  Zberimosja, rode (family rite song)
 Total playing time: 68:38

Fragments of the compositions marked with Mp3 mark are available for listening. How to listen?

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Audio cassette/ ..In her time Tetiana Shkolna went by herself into the folklore expeditions through the whole territory of Ukraine to study and to record folk songs from their original sources. That is why most of the songs recorded at her album are performed unaccompanied..
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Ladovytsi. A Bozhaya Maty po svitu khodyla. /digi-pack/. (Oh Mother of God walked along the world)

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Uliana Horbachevska. Dole. /digi-pack/. (Destiny)

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"Bozhychi" folk ensemble. Psalmy. Pomyshlyayte, chelovetsy. /digi-pack/. (Reason Thee, Men. Psalmas)

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Folklore Theater by Ostap Stakhiv. A vzhe vesna vskresla. (And Spring Has Already Resurrected)

Ostap Stakhiv is related to a considerable number of various projects in this or that way linked with revival and popularization of Ukrainian, in particular singing folklore. One of ways to do that was creation of Ostap Stakhiv's Folklore Theater – and you will be able to hear some outcomes of the work already now, on this disc.
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"Bozhychi" folk ensemble. Vik ljubysh – ne naljubyshsja. (You Love Forever – And You Do Not Love Enough)

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"Bozhychi" folk ensemble. Sho z Kyjeva ta j do Rusalyma. Kolyada songs. (From Kyiv to Jerusalem)

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"Bozhychi" folk ensemble. Kotylàsja oj jasnà zorja z nebà. (Rolled, oh, the clear star from the sky)

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Reviews (1)

  , Bristol, England
06-03-2011 13:06

One of the best collections of songs performed by Ukrainian revivalist groups that I've come across. Powerful, emotional, deeply convincing singing, and the sound quality is excellent. I love it.