Dienstag, 19. April 2022

Otava & Kyiv Kobza Guilds - We Are Going Around - Lost Songs of Kyiv Region


The songs on the album are performed by the folklore group "Otava" ("the first grass after cutting") headed by Hanna Koropnichenko. The group has already existed for many years researching und studying the singing tradition of Kyiv and adjacent regions.

Kobza lyrics have been presented by members of artistic group "Kyiv Kobza Guilds".

The album continues a series of records of Kyiv region folk music («Songs Of Left Bank Kyiv Region", 1997 and «As It Was From Ancient Times...", 2000). While two previous CDs represent authentic singing and instrumental playing tradition of Kyiv region of the end of twentieth century, this album accumulates folklore music performed by young Kyiv artists that intended to restore and revive already «lost» and forgotten songs. Kyiv region including part of today's Cherkasy. Poltava and Chernihiv regions (since regional borders have varied during centuries) is one of those places where the traditional culture was damaged the most due to various factors. The specific location, dynamic historical events and the pressure from a large city have influenced significantly the culture of Kyiv land.


1 Skinija izlataja Kovcheh Zavjeta
2 Ja my hodymo, prohodzhajemo
3 Prysvjatyj Vasylij pishov schedruvaty
4 To St. Barbara
5 Vechirnjaja ziron'ka zazhyhajet'sja
6 Ptychka nevelychka po polju litala
7 To Khrist on the Khross
8 Pochala na vesnu da j voskresaty
9 Solovej, solovejko
10 Ne kuj, zozule, j u dibrovi
11 To St. Georg
12 Oj, u luzi na dubochku
13 Nema v sviti pravdy
14 Scho ja v bat'ka ta j na jodhodi
15 Posluhajte podruzhechky
16 Oj, hto p’je – tomu nalyvajte
17 Oj, z – za hory, da j z – za kruchi
18 Da zabjeleni snjezhky, zabjeljeli bjely
19 About Shvachka and Bondarenko
20 Boh Sozdatjet' vs'omu Svjetu
21 Isuse mij, preljubeznyj

(320 kbps, cover art included)

3 Kommentare:

alfred venison hat gesagt…

thank you again. -regards, a.v.

Carlos Henrique Xavier Endo hat gesagt…

Survivors of the "Holodomor" farse!

zero hat gesagt…

The result of Stalin’s policies was the Great Famine (Holodomor) of 1932–33—a man-made demographic catastrophe unprecedented in peacetime. Of the estimated five million people who died in the Soviet Union, almost four million were Ukrainians. The famine was a direct assault on the Ukrainian peasantry, which had stubbornly continued to resist collectivization; indirectly, it was an attack on the Ukrainian village, which traditionally had been a key element of Ukrainian national culture. Its deliberate nature is underscored by the fact that no physical basis for famine existed in Ukraine. The Ukrainian grain harvest of 1932 had resulted in below-average yields (in part because of the chaos wreaked by the collectivization campaign), but it was more than sufficient to sustain the population. Nevertheless, Soviet authorities set requisition quotas for Ukraine at an impossibly high level. Brigades of special agents were dispatched to Ukraine to assist in procurement, and homes were routinely searched and foodstuffs confiscated. At the same time, a law was passed in August 1932 making the theft of socialist property a capital crime, leading to scenes in which peasants faced the firing squad for stealing as little as a sack of wheat from state storehouses. The rural population was left with insufficient food to feed itself. The ensuing starvation grew to a massive scale by the spring of 1933, but Moscow refused to provide relief. In fact, the Soviet Union exported more than a million tons of grain to the West during this period. - https://www.britannica.com

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