Ukrainian music - Home page
Tell a friend Print version E-mail us
There are 1548 items in our catalogue.
About us
How to order (FAQ)
Compact discs
  Gift Ideas
  Rock & Alternative
  Modern Pop
  Variety Art
  Jazz & almost
  Electro-Acoustic Experiments
  For Children
  Audio Books
  NOT discs
Artists:   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [0-9]
Albums:   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [0-9]

"Bozhychi" folk ensemble

Folk Ensemble Bozhychi was founded on January 7, 1999.
The name of the group "Bozhychi" has 2 versions of origin. First is that it comes from the name of the pre-Christian God, which the Slavs called "Bozhycha", who was the god of youth and carol. The second is that the participants are "children of God", because in Ukrainian "Bog" ("") is "God".
The ensemble performs authentic, ancient songs and dance-instrumental traditions, parts of which were preserved in the villages and farms of Ukraine, all of which are dying off with catastrophic speed. The main direction of activity of the ensemble the scientific study of the Ukrainian village and the method of recording authentic folklore samples. The main focus over the past four years has been collection trips made on canoe expeditions along the rivers of Ukraine.
For the right to receive nationally funded, organizational help for the activities of young folklorists of Ukraine, members of the ensemble started the initial creation of "The All Ukrainian Association of Young Ethnomusicologists".
The ensemble actively works in association with the Ukrainian Parliament in the areas of youth politics, physical education, sports and tourism, in the name of the State Committee, and the Ministry of Ukrainian Transport.
"Bozhychi" takes part in international tours and stage performances in Kyiv and Ukraine, as well as performing on television and radio.
Discography contains 5 audio albums, 1 DVD book on Ukrainian traditional dances with CD (2 in 1):
- The first album: "Rolled, oh, the clear star from the sky" contains ancient Ukrainian songs and playing. Oleh Skrypka (leader of the Vopli Vidipliassova group) took part in record of this album and acted as its producer.
- The second album: "Koljadnitsky songs. From Kyiv to Jerusalem" consists pagan and Christian songs of winter holidays Kolyada (Christmas carols), Shedrivki and New year songs.
- The third album: "You Love Forever And You Do Not Love Enough" gathered the best Ukrainian songs about Love and dances of traditional Ukrainian parties.
- 4th album "Ukrainian dances. Part 1", recorded together with famous violin musician Serhiy Okhrimchuk.
- DVD "School of the Traditional Ukrainian Folk Dance. Part 1" is a book on Ukrainian traditional dances with CD (2 in 1).
- 5th album is called "Psalmas. Pomyshliayte, Chelovetsy". It represents Ukrainian sacred world music.

In May 2002 in an associated project with the Center for Modern Art "Dakh" Bozhychi performed their theater piece "U Poshukakh Vtrachenoho Chasu" (In Search of Lost Time) at the "Wienner Festwochen" festival in Vienna, Austria. At this festival, "Bozhychi-Dakh" received the theater grand prize "Pektoral 2001" for the best chamber theater piece, and as well the grand prize from the theater critics of "Kyivan Rakhunok" for the best theater piece of the year.
Now the ensemble plays in a theater performance "Az" directed by Andriy Prykhodko.

information, photo from official web-site:


"Bozhychi" folk ensemble. Kotylsja oj jasn zorja z neb. (Rolled, oh, the clear star from the sky)

Bozhychi have created and recreated a kind, high-quality and multicolour space of ritual songs of the Ukrainian Prydnipovya and, first of all, of Livoberezhzhya.
Domestic price: 250.60UAH, International price: $17.90USD

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

As a matter of fact, you feel as if your old friends have come for a moment to welcome you and stayed for some light hours. You see these people not so often, but when you do see them, you really feel glad because with them even silence seems to be good.
Domestic price: 250.60UAH, International price: $17.90USD

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

A "Psal'ma" is a folk song with a religious meaning or content. On this disc the Kyiv folk group "Bozhychi" features a series of ancient Ukrainian psal'ms, recording in the course of several folk expeditions to the eastern part of Ukraine the Dnipropetrovs'k, Donets'k, Luhans'k and Kharkiv regions. These songs are played without additional editing, in a manner inherent to folk singers.
Domestic price: 250.60UAH, International price: $17.90USD


Oleh Skrypka. DJ O'Skrypka: Ethno disco party. /digi-pack/.

A compilation album by DJ O'Skrypka in the progressive "ethno-disco" style. Selected hits by the famous "Ukrainsky Vechornytsi" composed of dance tracks performed by Oleh Skrypka, the groups "Vopli Vidoplyasova", "Vasya Club", "Mandry", "Stelsi", "Soncekliosh" and other leading contemporary Ukrainian musicians.
Domestic price: 194.60UAH, International price: $13.90USD

1999-2023 UMKA. All rights reserved. Copyrights. Privacy policy. Affiliate program.

e-mail address:


22 february 2022
The "Return Alive" Foundation
23 november 2020
Exclusive! "Unsubdued ProRock" series as a present!
Kiev Acoustic Trio. Moment.
Domestic: 208.60UAH
International: $14.90USD
ILya Alabuzhev. Recovery. /digi-pack/.
Domestic: 158.20UAH
International: $11.30USD
MuzBat. Neskoreny ProRock. Taras Shevchenko. /songbook+CD/. (Unsubdued ProRock. Taras Shevchenko)
Unsubdued ProRock. Taras Shevchenko. /songbook+CD
Domestic: 0.00UAH
International: $0.00USD
Serhiy Zhadan. Psalom aviatsiji. (The Psalm of Aviation)
Zhadan. The Psalm of Aviation
Domestic: 320.60UAH
International: $22.90USD