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Serhiy Zhadan. Khlibne peremyrja. (Bread Ceasefire)
Zhadan. Bread Ceasefire
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Taras Prokhasko. Tak, ale... (Yes, But...)
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NAOFI

National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Ukraine (NAOFI) was established in 1969. The first concert took place on April 12, 1970 at the National Opera of Ukraine.

The basis of concerts the orchestra folk instrumental music of all regions Ukrayiny. In concerts the original ensembles of pipers, 3-musicians, bandura players, drymba players, performers on zozulyas often play; also masterfully orchestrated works of Ukrainian and world classics: D.Bortnyansky, A.Vedel, S.Gulak-Artemovsky, M.Lysenko, M.Glinka, M.Leontovich, A.Dvorak, J.Brahms, modern composers.

The orchestra was on tour all over the country and abroad, participated in many art festivals and holidays. It's performances command respect for the national art of Ukraine, its history and culture.

Original sound color, unique timbres national instruments (there are about 40 - bandura, dulcimer, kobza, violin, basolia, lira, telynka, zozulka, svyril, kozobas, surma, Cossack trumpet, floyara, Poltava horn, jaw harp, tambourine, etc.) make this orchestra unique all over the world.

The orchestra is popularizing folk song with great enthusiasm and love. The history of the orchestra is closely connected to the work of famous singers of Ukraine, who used to work and are still working with the orchestra. Among them are: A.Solovyanenko, D.Hnatyuk, Ye.Miroshnychenko, M.Kondratyuk, M.Stef'yuk, O.Basystyuk, V.Pyvovarov, L.Zabilyasta, S.Rotaru, N.Matvienko, R.Kyrychenko, O.Hurets, M.Shopsha, V.Hryshko, V.Stepova, O.Vasylenko, F.Mustafayev, N.Shestak, V.Pavlik, E.Tishchenko, Nastya Kamensky, I.Shynkaruk, such bands like "Braty Karamazovy","XS", "Talita Kum", and the young generation of soloists of the National Opera and famous soloists-instrumentalists.

Many films are shot about the team, it's works are recorded on cassettes and CDs. Bright originality, uniqueness performing style, based on the traditions of folk music, ensure collective success and worthy of recognition. Clean intonation, ensemble harmony, lightness and virtuosity have brought a performance art of the orchestra to the world of professional level.

Today, the National Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Ukraine - Ukraine's leading music collective.

Orchestra manages winner of the National Prize. Shevchenko, People's Artist of Ukraine, Professor Victor O. Hutsal.

information, photo from the official site: http://noni.org.ua/

Albums:

NAOFI. Melodies Of Ukraine. The first CD.


National Orchestra Of Folk Instruments is a unique musical collective. Musicians present traditional melodies of different regions of Ukraine on this CD. This professional players saves and develops traditional Ukrainian music and traditional instruments like tsymbala, bandura, sopilka.
Domestic price: 163.90UAH, International price: $14.90USD

NAOFI. Melodies Of Ukraine. The second CD.


Pearls of Ukrainian music, melodies of different parts of Ukraine are presented on this CD. True masters - musicians of National Orchestra Of Folk Instruments collect and play these ancient melodies, keeping colouring and traditions of Ukrainians.
Domestic price: 163.90UAH, International price: $14.90USD

NAOFI. Melodies Of Ukraine. The third CD.


Patterns of Ukrainian authentic melodiouseness are submitted widely and floridly on this canvas. The picture was created by the master - the National Orchestra Of Folk Instruments. I emphasise a word Folk. Probably, due to this there is no arrogance, and officially on a disc. It really creates a joyful atmosphere...
Domestic price: 163.90UAH, International price: $14.90USD

NAOFI. Melodies Of Ukraine. Eighth CD.


Ukrainian melos has always been developing in parallel with music of other peoples, and there are over one hundred of them in our area. Permanent interpenetration has always been taking place here. This enriches music of all nationalities. The eighth disc is an example of that.
Domestic price: 251.90UAH, International price: $22.90USD

Nataliya Shelepnytska, NAOFI. Ja tak tebe ljublju... (I love you so...)


Marvelous lyric-dramatic soprano of Nataliya and the professionalism, mastery of performance of National orchestra of folk instruments under the leadership of Victor Gutsal, the national artist of Ukraine, can not leave you different... In this album there are represented the best songs which are the masterpieces of Ukrainian classic music.
Domestic price: 130.90UAH, International price: $11.90USD

NAOFI. Melodies Of Ukraine. Ninth CD.


The ninth disc is an interesting attempt to reproduce folk and popular authors' songs in instrumental performance only, without the vocal. Timbre richness, bright expressive opportunities of folk instruments, delicate feeling of the energy of the music material and the general emotional breathing allowed creating the song music masterpieces of the Ukrainian people.
Domestic price: 163.90UAH, International price: $14.90USD

NAOFI. Melodies Of Ukraine. Tenth CD.


More and more interest among the audience is caused by songs of the past, of the 20th century. At one time, they were very popular and considered hits. Now this music for the older generation is nostalgic, while for youth – absolutely new. But they rightly say that good music is eternal...
Domestic price: 163.90UAH, International price: $14.90USD

NAOFI, Borys Hmyrya. Ukrainian folk songs. /cassette/.


Audio cassette/ ..A wonderful and unique voice. Not only because this bass-cantante, possessors of which are scarce in the world, is defined as an ideal one. Its power is in its lightness..
Domestic price: 108.90UAH, International price: $9.90USD

Songs:

Ukrajins'ki solospivy. Golden Collection. (Ukrainian Solo Singing)


In this particular case the matter concerns classical performance of Ukrainian folk songs and arias from famous Ukrainian operas. On the other hand, the compositions presented here are so famous, that one can start familiarizing oneself with opera singing exactly with this disc...
Domestic price: 130.90UAH, International price: $11.90USD

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