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The Dove

The Dove

The Nebraska-based ensemble of 10 vocalists and instrumentalists, led by Julian Klaczynsky, takes its name from the Ukrainian traveling minstrels who played the kobza (bandura) as they recounted Cossack epic ballads. In this 1978 recording the group reproduces the longstanding Ukrainian tradition of vocal polyphony by adapting popular Ukrainian and Cossack folk songs, to the accompaniment of mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, and violin. The collection includes the humorous “Byla Mene Maty” (“My Mother Spanked Me”), a song based on the poetry of Taras Shevchenko, and a song about Nebraska. Liner notes include a short history of the group and brief descriptions of each song.

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