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Haydamaky

From The World Wide Reference Book of The Nations Treasures, Europeana, 2008, the virtual edition:
"Haydamaky set the new European trend in the Ukrainian music. The band has its own alternative identity, genuine base of Ukrainian folk music and distinct social message formed by high level professional musicians. It is an intellectual ethno-system, an example of bright world music culture with elements of modern Cossack rock, dub, punk, reggae, ska and antique treasures of the Ukrainian and Balkan music.
The band was formed in the times of world-changing events and the emergence of the Ukrainian national consciousness. Haydamaky soon left the underground stage, but instead of merging with the Ukrainian music elite or playing for the diaspora, they went further on to gain Europe's favor. Haydamakys audience grew from random passers-by in the streets of Berlin to crowds counted in thousands at worlds largest music festivals such as Lowlands, Mundial, and Przystanek Woodstock. The bands albums are released in Ukraine, England, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia by EMI, one of the four majors, and WOMEX Top Label award winning EASTBLOCK, Germany. Their concert activity spreads from the Black Sea to the Norwegian Sea covering Baltic and Roman-Germanic countries, bringing together the minds and ideas of people from all over the world."
FORMATION
Haydamaky lineup as well as its style and philosophy were formed in February 1991 by the students of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Over the first two years of its activity the new band then known as Aktus recorded two albums, changed its lineup and a vocalist twice, and moved on from trumpet and flute blues to classic art rock. Later on, Ruslan Ovras, drums, was joined by his fellow student Volodymyr Sherstyuk, bass-guitar, to form a permanent rhythm section in the band.
In 1993 a new member joined the group and completely changed its outlook. Oleksandr Iarmola had previously sung in folk choirs, played sopilka and Ukrainian percussion instruments. Headed by the new progressive front man and noticeably influenced by the Irish folk tunes, the band released a new album entitled Ranok (The Morning) and prepared concert in seven different languages. In 1995 the band was awarded a prize at Chervona Ruta festival. A year after that Haydamakys style was again changed as Ivan Lenyo, accordion, became member of the band. In search of fresh alternative, they turned to the sounds of reggae, ska, punk and by mixing different cultures presented their own style comprising elements of the Ukrainian folk music. It was not only the sounding that attracted Haydamaky in these genres, but also the political effect they had on the society as well as the fact that significant social changes could be achieved with the help of music. Touring around Europe the band recorded another album called No One Comprehends, which was released in 1998 by KOKA label, Poland.
TRANSFORMATION
The band was noticed by EMI Label, Great Britain, and was soon made an interesting offer. This was the historical moment when Aktus changed its name to Haydamaky. It was inspired by Haydamachyna (a peasant rebellion against foreign oppression in the Eighteenth-Century Ukraine). The neat new name combined music and the ideas of freedom and justice, it tightened the links with the folk culture and taken the band to a new stage.
A contract with Haydamaky was EMIs first deal in Ukraine. The year 2001 saw the release of Haydamakys album of the same name. It was the music of the new millennium. (...)
information, photo (photosession by Dmytro Peretrutov) comes from an official web-site: http://haydamaky.com/

Albums:

Haydamaky. Kobzar.


Gaydamaky are one of those groups that enjoy really loud popularity in Europe. Loud enough to engage in listening to Ukrainian music even those people who have never ever heard about Ukraine before, to say nothing about its music..
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

Songs:

Pomaranchevi pisni. (Orange Songs)


These are the songs of the Ukrainian artists which support peaceful Orange Revolution in Kyiv.
Domestic price: 222.60UAH, International price: $15.90USD

Shock! Super Dance Ukraine.


It is that modern Ukrainian pop art, which has had no time yet to become paunchy and boring, but it is not already too young and inexperienced. But none of the compositions presented here sound in an original version - all are remixed.
Domestic price: 130.20UAH, International price: $9.30USD

The Best Ukrainian Ballads.


Oleksandr Ponomaryov, Mad Heads XL, Ruslana, Arahnofobia, Haydamaky, Yu-RA, Yevhenia Vlasova, Remont Vody, Max Chorny and other performers it is difficult even to imagine a more diverse list of performers. Still, strange though it may seem, all together it looks interesting and is listened to with satisfaction.
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

Shalenyj hit. DVD Karaoke. (Crazy Hit)


50 pop hits to sing with your friends and your family.
Domestic price: 194.60UAH, International price: $13.90USD

Novorichni pisni, abo V ljesu radilas' YOlochka.


A carol song follows a joke, a ballad - reflection follows a carol, something romantic follows a ballad, and again a joke goes, and in the same way one wave follows another, so that theres no time for real sadness.
Domestic price: 152.60UAH, International price: $10.90USD

The Best Ukrainian Ballads. P.2.


It really represents the best, brightest groups and performers in very different styles hip-hop, folk-rock, reggae, neo-folk, hard-blues, acid-jazz, pure rock, romantic pop, trance... uh... and that is not yet everything ones eyes get lost, there is a very wide choice of pleasant meetings.
Domestic price: 222.60UAH, International price: $15.90USD

Nova Ukrajina. The Best. (New Ukraine)


There are here a few songs that until now have not been released on discs they could be heard only on the radio, or on TV. There is also here something that practically nobody has heard yet at all but the fans have already long expected for such opportunity.
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

Unizh 2008. Festival of Ukrainian format.


In Unizh, near the picturesque Dnister canyon the building of format territory "Kuznya" ("Smithy") - a platform for those who want and can implement powerful Ukrainian projects, has already started. The first Kuznyas large-scale project is the Festival of Ukrainian format Unizh...
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

Nova Ukrajina. The Best 2. (New Ukraine)


Quite a lot of music collections of various rates are released in Ukraine but far not each of them can boast such quality of material as this one. Look at the artists list here, there are mainly the best of the best Ukrainian projects of the recent years. At that, what is characteristic, the style palette in this case covers a very wide range.
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

Novyy zvuk etnichnoji Ukrajiny. (New Sound of the Ethnic Ukraine)


This collection, on the large account, is a successor of the popular series "Nova Ukrajina. The Best" a deserved successor. Based on the title, the disc "New Sound of the Ethnic Ukraine" should comprise pieces by the performers whose creativity has a perceptible influence of the Ukrainian folklore either in lyrics or in music. Basically, that is a sort of that.
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

The Best Ukrainian Ballads. P.3.


See yourself what a wide styles palette is offered by the collection: pop-rock, reggae, art-rock, hip-hop, folk-rock, heavy blues, post-rock... Nevertheless, the disc looks integral there is a certain inner line that truly unites, links such, seemingly, different approaches to creativity.
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

Tanya Sha, MuzBat. Kolyskova vid Tata. /song book+CD/. (Dad's Lullaby)


(this edition is an exclusive thing, and you cannot buy it. But you can get it as a present). It just so happens that it is women who usually sing lullabies. We decided to advance the tradition and create an album of lullabies sung by men.. Tanya Sha
Domestic price: 0.00UAH, International price: $0.00USD

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