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Serhiy Zakharec'. Huljay, molodyy! /digi-pack/. (Make Merry, Youth!)

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Serhiy Zakharec'. Huljay, molodyy! /digi-pack/. (Make Merry, Youth!)

The main source of jazz, country, rock- and pop-culture has always been ethnic music. For this reason, these modern genres are always interesting and constantly develop.

In Ukraine, only group singing and Carpathian instrumental music have been preserved in their authentic form. That is why in modern music attempts of implanting folk singing and the instrumental tradition in popular music appear as important experience.

The project "Make Merry, Youth!" is an attempt to connect in the ethno-pop music genre reconstructed samples of folk and professional traditions of the center and east of Ukraine, use authentic music instruments, playing techniques and sound scales for their full-fledged introduction into modern youth culture. And also to make the ear of a wide audience of listeners used to the new timbres, and the eye to adequate visual perception of the little-known old-world bandura, lyre, "goat" bagpipe, tambourine, buhalo alongside with the habitual guitars, synthesizers, drums... Listen how interesting it sounds. And then try that yourself and you'll see how well you manage...

(quotation from the disc's polygraph text)

Sergiy Zaharets vocal, bandura, pan-pipe, tambourine, buhalo, guitar

Volodymyr Kushpet arrangement, back vocal, lyre, "goat" bagpipe, keyboard

Publisher: Tempora
Catalogue number: 010/11 2007
Year: 2007

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Serhiy Zakharec'

Domestic price: 208.60UAH
International price: $14.90USD
CD1
1.  Halja
2. Mp3Boyovyy hopak
3.  Tropak
4. Mp3Od Kyjeva do Luben
5.  Lirnyky
6.  Myla moja
7. Mp3Ishov kozak
8. Mp3Rudyy tanets
9.  Tantsi
10. Mp3Huljay molodyy
 Total playing time: 48:58

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

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