Dedicated for 180th anniversary of first edition of “Kobzar”.
Shpylyasti Kobzari, the Ukrainian folk music band, is playing traditional Ukrainian string instrument- Bandura.
Combining folk songs, national people’s music, Ukrainian classic music, Shpylyasti Kobzari promote Ukrainian culture — among local audience as well as abroad.The band members became friends in 2006–2009 during their studies at the Stritivka Higher Pedagogical School of Kobzar, located in a village- 60 kilometres north of Kyiv. They started experimenting with banduras, playing covers of the world-renowned hits or adapting Ukrainian folk songs to show that bandura can be used for more than folk music.
The Ukrainian Dnipro Choir of Edmonton, founded in 1953, has just begun its sixth decade of singing. A non-denominational mixed-voice community choir, Dnipro’s membership encompasses singers of all ages and occupations. Its repertoire draws from the large and immensely rich repository of Ukrainian choral music of all genres – sacred, art, and folk – with a special emphasis on the performance of contemporary and newly-commissioned works.