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Saturday, December 20, 2014 Options
A Winter Night in Western Ukraine:
Enchanted Winter Songs with the Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia and friends
Plus Khroniky, an experimental folk opera

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The Koliadnyky perform ancient winter ritual songs from the Carpathian mountains of Western Ukraine. It's a tradition that pre-dates Christianity and the songs are believed to have special powers. Today they're joined by special guest, acclaimed champion of the Ukrainian bandura, Juliian Kytasty.

The musicians are in New York for several upcoming musical and theatrical performances:

Tomorrow, Sunday December 21st: The Koliadnyky lead a workshop in Koliada songs organized by Ukrainian Village Voices at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church 206 E 11th St, New York. 4:30 until 6:30 pm. If you want to go, RSVP to UkrainianVillageVoices AT gmail DOT com.

Tuesday, December 23rd: Koliadnyky perform at La Mama Galleria, 47 Great Jones Street at the opening of Volodymyr Klyuzko’s “Carpathian Photo Patterns” (which runs through January 4th).

Next weekend (December 27-28) Koliadnyky perform with Yara Arts Group in the performance piece Winter Light at La Mama Theatre, 66 East 4th St. Show times are 3 pm and 8 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday.

Big thanks to Virlana Tkacz of Yara Arts Group for making this happen. Find our more at http://www.brama.com/yara/.

Big thanks to our illustrious engineer Mark Koch and assistant Serge Zbrizher!



ALSO tonight: After the Koliadnyky session, we have something else from Western Ukraine:
A portion of Khroniky, an experimental folk opera recorded in the region by Sholto Dobie and Lucia Nimcova.

As Sholto describes it, "Khroniky begins as an attempt to present a contemporary chronicle of everyday life in the context of Ukraine's contested and unstable situation, both currently and historically. But rather than the overarching narratives of mainstream media, the folk­opera, navigates songs and stories told in kitchens, workplaces and parties, in a polyphony of subjectivities."

You can follow along with this English Translation of tonight's selection from Khroniky:
http://khroniky.sittcomm.sk/khroniky_libretto.pdf

The image at the bottom of tonight's playlist is from the the Khroniky photo blog; you can see more images here: http://khroniky.tumblr.com/

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This Week's Playlist:

Granville Williams Orchestra: Santa Claus is Ska-ing to Town Options (0:00:00 )

TriBeCaStan: O Little Town of BethleMayhem Options (0:05:09 )

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Feliz Navidad Options (0:05:39 )

Grupo Exterminador: El Baile de Santa Clos Options (0:09:25 )

La Sonora Palacio: La Noche Buena Options (0:13:13 )

Celia Cruz: Cha Cha de la Navidad Options / Various Artists: Mambo, Santa Mambo (0:15:46 )
This one's for Cuba

Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe: Esta Navidad Options / Varous Artists: Navidad Fania (0:18:14 )

Mode Plagal: Thracian Christmas Songs Options (0:25:30 )

Dûvõ Együttes: Karácsonyi kántálás Options (0:30:19 )

Musicians from Maramures, Romania: Chanson, Whirling Dances Options / Iza: Noel en Maramures / Buda Musique (0:37:04 )

Italian Pipers: Sonata di Natale Options / Zampogne en Italie / Silex (0:44:35 )

Korean Creative Music Society: The Winter Solstice - Paknuri (excerpt) Options (0:45:57 )

Kitka: Tsarko Momche Kon Sedlae Options / Wintersongs (0:50:02 )
Bulgarian Winter Song

Majorstuen: Til Betlehem I Judaland Options / Juledrom (0:55:31 )

Slovenian Village Singers: Good Evening, Good People Options / Various Artists: Winter Kolednica from Slovenia (0:56:25 )

Koliadnyky: Trembita Options (1:05:43 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine (Ivan Zelenchuk, lead singer): Plies (Winter Dance Outside the Home) Options (1:06:50 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine (Ivan Zelenchuk, lead singer): Tsy Doma, Doma Tsei Pan Hospodar (Is the Master Home?) Options (1:07:32 )

Ostap Kostyuk: Jawharp (Live on WFMU) Options (1:10:39 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine: Trpotinnia (Dance to Shake off Snow) Options (1:14:35 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine (Ivan Zelenchuk, lead singer): Koliada to the Master of the House (Live on WFMU) Options (1:15:00 )

Ostap Kostyuk: Floyara (end-blown overtone flute) Live on WFMU Options (1:19:42 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine (Ivan Zelenchuk, lead singer): Koliada to the Lady of the House (Live on WFMU) Options (1:21:14 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine: Tylynka (Overtone Flute), Tsymbaly (Dulcimer) and Violin (Live on WFMU) Options (1:26:27 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine: Arkan (Traditional Men's Dance) Live on WFMU Options (1:28:42 )

Julian Kytasty: Song of Truth (Live on WFMU) Options (1:37:20 )

Julian Kytasty: Oi Kraseniu Iasnyiu (Song to a Young Man, Handsome and Bright - from northeastern Ukraine) Live on WFMU Options (1:43:26 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine with Julian Kytasty: Dobryi Vechir Tobi Pane Hospodariu Raduysia! (Good Evening, Master and Rejoice!) Options (1:46:58 )

Julian Kytasty with Koliadnyky: Koliada to a Young Man (Ishly Molodsti - The Young Men) Live on WFMU Options (1:51:48 )

Vasyl Tymchuk: Tsymbaly Solo (Live on WFMU) Options (1:56:10 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine : Hutsulka (Hutsul Dance) Live on WFMU Options (2:00:38 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine: Kruhliak (Ritual Round Dance for Bees and Honey) Live on WFMU Options (2:06:16 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine: Still the River Flows (Rhyming Song) Options (2:10:31 )

Sholto Dobie and Lucia Nimcova: Khroniky, an experimental folk opera recorded in Western Ukraine Options (2:18:51 )
The Koliadnyky recognized the voice of one of the singers - she's from a neighboring village!

Campbell Brothers: Dreydl Song Options / Sacred Steel for the Holidays / Arhoolie (2:49:17 )

Degung Parahyangan: Aulde Lang Syne Options / Degung for Christmas (2:53:36 )





Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/20/14 6:08pm Ike:

I don't usually like trad Xmas music much, but the Aqua Teen Hunger Force version of Feliz Navidad is pretty funny with the ultimate Jersey schlub, Carl, saying, "can we do it in English?"
Avatar Sat. 12/20/14 6:10pm SeanG:

i love winter.
  Sat. 12/20/14 6:11pm DonJuan:

wtf? where is the Ukrainian Koliadnyky? Duey Huey!
Avatar Sat. 12/20/14 6:12pm Rob Weisberg:

The Koliadnyky are in the house! We haven't mic'ed the Trembita yet. When we do, we're ready!
  Sat. 12/20/14 6:13pm Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

Happy holidays, Rob and friends, from Portland, Oregon, and Kelley Point Park!
Avatar Sat. 12/20/14 6:14pm slugluv1313:

Greetings and Happy HollyDaze, Rob and listeners!!!
  Sat. 12/20/14 6:16pm Billy Bean:

YaY! Colombia!!!
  Sat. 12/20/14 6:17pm Miguel de Portland:

Las sobrinas estan escuchando.
Avatar Sat. 12/20/14 6:17pm SeanG:

Yo soy Colombiano. Viva Colombia.
Avatar Sat. 12/20/14 6:22pm SeanG:

Viva WFMU
  Sat. 12/20/14 6:23pm Billy Bean:

ESOooooo!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/20/14 6:43pm Philthy woman:

Aw yea! Feelin it!
makin me spin n stopn stuffs
Avatar    Sat. 12/20/14 6:58pm maestroso:

Lovely music Rob. Had to google "trembita". Alphorn?
  Sat. 12/20/14 7:00pm DonJuan:

Yo, you could have mic'd up the Trembita on Todd O Phonic's head by now...where's the Koliadnyky?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/20/14 7:01pm JakeGould:

Hello! And merry/happy this dark Holiday season!
Avatar Sat. 12/20/14 7:30pm Rob W:

Merry Happy to everyone, thanks Jake!
  Sat. 12/20/14 8:30pm DonJuan:

Cool Koliadnyky...Thanks Rob!!!
Avatar Sat. 12/20/14 8:37pm Rob W:

Worth the wait I guess! Thanks DonJuan!
  Sat. 12/20/14 8:48pm j-No:

oh come on. enough is enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/20/14 8:49pm George of Troy:

Just chiming in to say how much I'm enjoying this . . . Good evening, all!
  Sun. 12/21/14 1:47pm I-):

koliadnyky rule! thanks for having them!!!

I-)
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