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Chornobyl Songs Project: Living Culture from a Lost World

Chornobyl Songs Project: Living Culture from a Lost World

Under the musical direction of Yevhen Yefremov, an ethnomusicologist and singer whose field expeditions into Kyivan Polissia (“the Chornobyl Zone”) began in the 1970s and have continued to the present day, Ensemble Hilka presents the sketch of a ritual year as a song cycle that may have been performed in a typical Polissian village for centuries leading up to the Chornobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.

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Track Listing

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Oi pan khaziaïn, chy ie ty vdoma? – Winter song for the master of the house Ensemble Hilka 3:04
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102
Oi na richtsi, na Iordani – Church carol Ensemble Hilka 1:43
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103
Oi dai Bozhe vesnu pochat’ – Spring calling song Ensemble Hilka 0:47
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104
Strila – Spring ritual song Ensemble Hilka 2:58
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105
Vasyl’, Vasyl’ – Spring song Ensemble Hilka 3:04
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106
Kalyna-malyna nad iarom stoiala – Lyrical song Ensemble Hilka 4:34
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107
Oi po horke, po krutoi – Soldier’s song Ensemble Hilka 2:48
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108
Provedu ia rusalochky – Early summer song Ensemble Hilka 1:15
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109
Nasha khata na pomosti – Lyrical song Ensemble Hilka 3:12
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110
Ne kuî, ne kuî, da zezul’ko rebaia – Solo song Ensemble Hilka 2:22
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111
Kalyna-malyna luhovaia – Solo song Ensemble Hilka 2:25
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112
D’oi ty bereza tonkaia, kudravaia – Summer field song Ensemble Hilka 2:29
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113
A v chuzhoho sokola – Harvest song Ensemble Hilka 0:52
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114
Oi z-za dnoï horki... – Lyrical song Ensemble Hilka 3:18
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115
Da kosyv kosar – Salt trader’s song Ensemble Hilka 4:30
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116
Rozpletala mene diadina – Wedding song Ensemble Hilka 0:45
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117
Oi shcho my skhotily – Wedding song Ensemble Hilka 0:44
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118
Kotu, kotu, kotochku – Lullaby Ensemble Hilka 1:00
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119
Oi pan khaziaïn… – Winter song (reprise) Ensemble Hilka 0:48

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