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Welcome to the Official Web Page of the Muravsky Shliakh Research and Reproduction Group!

 
 
Muravsky Shliakh Research and Reproduction Group
 

 

 
  The Muravsky Shliakh Research and Reproduction Group works at the Kharkiv Regional Organizational and Methodical Center of Culture and Art. The group members study and reproduce song folklore of Eastern Ukraine (Slobozhanshchina and Poltava regions). You can learn about the group members, listen to our songs, watch our videos and see photos on this web site.  

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  2013  
     
 

The new album of Muravsky Shliakh group

Disk cover The new album of Muravsky Shliakh group, Shcho v sinechkakh golubets gude (The Dove Coos, recorded at NN Studіo in Kharkiv) was presented at the 30th anniversary celebration on November 30th, 2013.

Only one third of the songs included in the CD this time represent the Kharkiv tradition. Other songs of the album are from Poltava region.

Our special thanks and gratitude go to those authentic performers who shared these songs with our group. Our members have had the opportunity to talk in person to many of them. The folk performers sang for us, transferring spiritual energy of the past. We hope that the listeners will also discover this spiritual treasure.

Some of the songs are from Kliushnykivka village, Myrgorod district, Poltava region. The traditions of this village are known to the folklore specialists from the audiocassette album released in 1997. Muravsky Shliakh performs Kliushnykivka songs since getting to know the Kliushnykivka group of folk performers in 1989. A generation of brilliant authentic performers has already passed away, and only a part of the recorded material has been included to the cassette. The new disk contains a real monument to the Kliushnykivka tradition, the lyric song Vylitala galka (The Jackdaw Flew), which has become a signature piece of Muravsky Shliakh.

Poltava repertoire is also illustrated with two songs of Matiashivka village, Velyka Bagachka district. The vocal leader of the authentic group, baba Vasia (Vasylyna Onyshchenko) is an unequaled singer from the family of gifted singers, as her home-folks have told. The wedding song Shcho v sinechkakh golubets gude and the spring song Oy ty synenky prolisochok (Oh Bluebell) have been recorded from her, and she asked during the record, ‘Do you want me to sing with flourishes?’ We might have not repeated all her melismatic and intonational flourishes… But this last generation of the keepers, who preserved the old singing manner, knew well the preciousness of rich tunes and despised simplified performance of their contemporaries.

The Kharkiv material is presented with the typical koliadka (carol) devoted to the day of Saint Nicholas, our favourite song Oy to zza gory (From beyond the Mountain), the lyric song Nema girsh nikomu yak tiy surotyni (No One Has as Hard Luck as an Orphan), which are typical and significant to the Slobozhanshchyna manner of singing. The carol Oy khto Mykolaya liube (Who Reveres Saint Nicholas) is recorded from Ganna Zey, a well-known performer from Poliova village, Dergachi district. Ganna Trokhymivna has passed away, but she managed to share with our member Myroslava Semenova incredible amount of songs, games, fairy-tales and other folklore pieces.

Oy ty diadku Musiyu (Oh Fellow Musiy) is from Borova district. This song is a jokey tall-tale, and its sense is not clear at once. Repeating of the two last verses is not a Soviet club technique, but a logical outcome of the previous funny comparisons, stating something which is totally impossible for real (a rich peasant, for example).

The simple marching songs from Valky district (the Cossacks’ song Oy tam kolo richky (Near the River) and soldiers’ song Yak pognaly nashykh nekrutiv (As the Recruits Went)) are inherent part of the local history songs referring to the Cossacks and military style of life in Sloboda Ukraine.

 
   
     
 

Muravsky Shliakh celebrated its 30th anniversary .

Muravskiy shlyah Muravsky Shliakh folk group of the Kharkiv Regional Organizational and Methodology Centre of Culture and Art celebrated its 30th anniversary on November 30th, 2013. The grand event was held at the Regional Organizational and Methodology Theatre and Concert Centre (the former Small Hall of M. Lysenko Kharkiv National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Sumska Str., 25).

The group is currently a centre of folk knowledge in Kharkiv, the live museum of Slobozhanshchyna traditional culture focused on preservation of authentic manner of singing and presenting the whole genre range of the local folklore: songs, dances, folk-tunes, games, and ceremonies.

There were guests who came to honor and congratulate the group:

  • The folk ensemble Volia (Voronezh, Russia);
  • The folk ensemble Peresek (Belgorod, Russia);
  • The renowned authentic Drevo National Folk Group (Kryachkivka village, Pyriatyn district, Poltava region).

The folk groups from Kharkiv and Kharkiv region also performed creative on-stage greetings: Kalynonka amateur folk group (Lyman, Zmiiv district), Sloboda amateur folk group (Lozovaja, Dergachi district), Merezhka folk-and-ethnographic group of Marian Gymnasium No 6 of Kharkiv, Yarmarok folk music ensemble of the Kharkiv Regional Organizational and Methodology Centre of Culture and Art, Talitsa Folk Song Theatre (Babai, Kharkiv district), Oberegy Municipal Theatre of Folk Music of Ukraine (Kharkiv), Verbychenka artistic folk-and-ethnographic group of Nova Vodolaga Children’s and Youth Art Club, Stezhka folk group of I. P. Kotliarevsky Kharkiv National University of Arts, Farby folk group of Kharkiv State Academy of Culture, Lada folk ensemble of Kharkiv State Academy of Culture, Slobozhanochka folk ensemble of Kharkiv College of Culture, and Ivan Yarmak, an accordion player (Velyka Danylivka, Kharkiv).

The group's new album Shcho v sinechkakh golubets gude (The Dove Coos) was presented at the anniversary event.

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Muravskiy shlyah

 
   
     
  2012  
     
 

December 18, 2012. The Kharkiv Regional Organizational and Methodical Center of Culture and Art hosted the Saint Nicolas traditional folklore party in the Folklore Lounge. This time, the party was devoted to the winter holidays (and, first of all, Saint Nicolas Day) and traditional Christian rites. Junior pupils from five Kharkiv-based schools as well as their teachers and parents learnt how Ukrainian people celebrated the New Year and Christmas holidays in the past.
Such folk groups as Raduga, Veselyk, Merezhka and, to be sure, Muravsky Shliakh, performed Christmas and New Year songs devoted to Saint Nicolas.

Read more (in Ukrainian)

Saint Nicolas traditional folklore party

 
   
     
 

On December 7, 2012, Galyna Lukianets, leader of Muravsky Shliakh, Chief of the Laboratory of Non-Material Cultural Heritage Studies and Merited Artist of Ukraine, was awarded the Olexandr Maselsky Prize among some other artists and public figures. We congratulate Galyna Lukianets with the well-deserved prize and wish her further successful achievements in her activities!

Olexandr Maselsky Prize

 
   
     
 

Cossack songs and stories about Cossacks’ buried treasures were heard in the Folklore Lounge
Fans of folk songs came to the Folklore Lounge at the Kharkiv Regional Organizational and Methodical Center of Culture and Art on October 11, 2012. This time, the interactive concert of Slobozhanshchina folk groups was devoted to the celebration of the Protection of the Holy Virgin – one of the milestone holidays for the Ukrainian culture.
There was a crowd of people in the Folklore Lounge wishing to listen to the traditional Slobozhanshchina folk songs. Such folklore groups as Muravsky Shliakh and Stezhka performed some of the songs they found as a part of ethnographic expeditions. All of the diverse songs (belonging to such genres as lyrical, joke and church songs) were related to Ukrainian Cossacks.

Read more (in Ukrainian)

Galyna Lukianets, leader of the Group, Merited Artist of Ukraine, takes part in the Kharkiv Online TV show:

 
   
     
 

Muravsky Shliakh took part in the Garden of Heavenly Songs Festival on September 16, 2012. This small-scale but home-felt festival has become a tradition. In the morning, the weather was quite bad but the songs and dances performed by the group members cheered the guests of the festival.

Garden of Heavenly Songs Festival

 
   
     
 

July 7, 2012. Thousands of folklore lovers got together in the village of Skovorodinovka, Kharkiv region, for the Ivana Kupala (Midsummer) Rite and Folk Song Festival. The Muravsky Shliakh group takes part in the festival on a regular basis entertaining the guests of the festival and teaching people how to dance traditional folk dances.

Ivana Kupala (Midsummer) Rite and Folk Song Festival

 
   
     
 

On June 9, 13 and 17, 2012, Muravsky Shliakh performed traditional Slobozhanshchina songs and dances for numerous guests from abroad coming to Kharkiv as a part of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship.

2012 UEFA European Football Championship

2012 UEFA European Football Championship

 
 

 
     
     
 

Pokut 2012, Traditional Folk Culture FestivalThe Department of Culture and Tourism, Kharkiv Regional State Administration and Kharkiv Regional Organizational and Methodical Center of Culture and Art supported by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, held Pokut 2012, the Festival of Traditional Folk Culture, in Kharkov on May 18-21, 2012. The program of the festival included art events in concert halls and outdoors in Kharkiv and Kharkiv region, contests of participants, workshops, informal communications between the participants, craftwork exhibitions and research and practical conference devoted to such issues as existence, preservation and regeneration of the traditional culture.

Program of Pokut 2012, Traditional Folk Culture Festival

 
   
     
 

January 20, 2012. Muravsky Shliakh invited its friends and lovers of folk art to visit a party devoted to the end of Christmastide. As usual, the party took place at the Kharkiv Regional Organizational and Methodical Center of Culture and Art. In addition to Muravsky Shliakh, Kalynonka, an amateur folk ensemble from the Liman Village House of Culture, Zmiyov district of the Kharkiv region (headed by O.I. Korniyenko) and accordionist Vladimir Yermak from the village of Bolshaya Danilovka, Kharkiv, also participated in the party. The party featured Christmas carols and chants, jolly songs and presentations of traditional fortunetelling and traditions observed during New Year, Christmas and Epiphany celebrations. There was a master class on traditional folk dances, and members of the groups showed how to dance them. It was a very cheerful and warm party!

 

 
   
   
     
     
     
  2011  
     
 

December 30, 2011. On the eve of the New 2012 Year, the regional television was broadcasting the New Year Stars of Slobozhanshchina gala concert featuring the best performers and groups from the Kharkiv region being the winners of international, national and regional contests and festivals in 2011. Three members of Muravsky Shliakh (Maria Semenova, Oleksandra Tymchenko and Natalia Fylatova) were among them. The girls won a prize in the authentic ensemble singing nomination as a part of Chervona Ruta 2011, the 12th All-Ukrainian Modern Song and Pop Music Festival.
Video version of the New Year Stars of Slobozhanshchina gala concert:

 
   
     
 

December 20, 2011. Members of the Muravsky Shliakh group opened the Winter Fairytale Exhibition in the Kharkiv Regional Organizational and Methodical Center of Culture and Art. As a part of the exhibitions, its visitors had an opportunity to learn how to make motanky (traditional hand made knotted dolls) and see different fairytale characters, wooden and straw dolls, Christmas painted eggs, patchwork and winter Petrikovska paintings. To be sure, Muravsky Shliakh greeted the audience with traditional carols.

Photo, video

Winter Fairytale Exhibition

 
   
     
 

December 19, 2011. The Kharkiv Regional Organizational and Methodical Center of Culture and Art hosted the Saint Nicolas traditional folklore party devoted to the winter holidays and Christian traditions. In addition to Muravsky Shliakh, such well-known children’s folk groups as Merezhka and Veselyk took part in the party. Stezhka, the student folklore ensemble from the I. Kotlyarevsky Kharkiv National Arts University, also made its debut. This time, children from Secondary School No. 5 visited the folk party. They learnt about folk traditions of Slobozhanshchina, played folk games and got candies from Saint Nicolas.

Photos and videos

Saint Nicolas

 
   
     
 

December 3, 2011. Muravsky Shliakh participated in the Svyatovyd Folk Festival devoted to traditional winter songs and rites. In addition to folk groups from the Kharkiv region, our counterparts from the Lugansk, Poltava and Belgorod regions also took part in the festival. Such winter songs as kolyadky and shchedrivky from Slobozhanshchina were performed on the stage of the Lysenko Kharkiv Opera and Ballet Theater.

Videos and photos are available here (in Ukrainian)

Svyatovyd Folk Festival

 
   
     
 

Three members of Muravsky Shliakh – Maria Semenova, Oleksandra Tymchenko and Natalia Fylatova – took part in the final stage of Chervona Ruta 2011, the 12th All-Ukrainian Modern Song and Pop Music Festival, and won the third place. Such genre as authentic folklore was made a part of the art contest for the first time for the 22 years in history of the festival. Our girls properly performed three traditional Slobozhanshchina songs. In particular, they impressed the jury members by unusual performance of a wedding song coming from the village of Yakovenkovo, Balakleya district of the Kharkiv region, and this song was selected for the gala show at the Kyiv National Musical Comedy Theater on October 20, 2011. Pershyi television channel was broadcasting the show live.

Read more (in Ukrainian)

 
   
     
  2011  
 

Traditional Ukrainian folk ballads

Muravsky Shliakh invited its friends to listen to traditional Ukrainian and Russian ballads as a part of the Folklore Sitting Room on October 25, 2011. The event was devoted to lyrical ballads in the song traditions of the Sloboda region. Ballads (works praising the most dramatic events in the private and public life) belong to one of the most ancient genres in the social and folk culture, which is presented in the Ukrainian song art in abundance, in particular, in the Eastern region of Ukraine.
Muravsky Shliakh and such authentic folk bands from the Kharkov region as Sloboda, Folk Amateur Group from the Russkaya Lozovaya Village Community Center, Dergachi district (group leader: Tatiana Fomina), and Kegichevski Pesnyarki, Amateur Folk Group from the Kegichevka Regional Community Center (group leader: Anna Konoshko), took part in the concert. For more details about the concert please visit this page (in Ukrainian).
The concert took place on October 25, 2011 at 17:00 in the address: Pushkinska 62. The admission was free.

Photos from the concert are available here: Vk.com | ßndex.Fotki | livejournal

Sloboda, Folk Amateur Group

Kegichevski Pesnyarki, Amateur Folk Group

 
   
     
 

On September 16-18, Muravsky Shliakh was visiting its good friends, folk groups Volya and Pavetiye from the Russian city of Voronezh, which invited us to take part in the celebration of the 425th anniversary of Voronezh as well as international folk festival dedicated to this event.

 
   
     
 

Pechenizke Pole 2011 Folk FestivalSeptember 10, 2011. Muravsky Shliakh invited all fans of folk art to take part in the Pechenizke Pole 2011 Folk Festival. The program of the festival featured our short performance as well. Our friends from other authentic folk groups contributed to the festival, too.

A lot of high-quality photos taken at the Pechenizke Pole 2011 Folk Festival are available here and on our livejournal page.

 

 
   
     
 

The Immense Ukraine Folk Art Exhibition devoted to the 20th anniversary of Ukrainian independence opening ceremony will take place in the exhibition hall at the Kharkiv Regional Organizational and Methodical Center of Culture and Art on August 17, 2011.
The Folk Art Exhibition features works by the best craftspeople using different folk and decorative embroidery techniques. Muravsky Shliakh will stage a traditional wedding ceremony as a part of the exhibition opening.

A piece of Ukrainian national embroidery

 
   
     
 

August 11, 2011
Thomas from Austria and Katya from Kharkov “got married” based on the ancient Slobozhanshchina wedding rite

Traditional Ukrainian WeddingThomas Yanik, a student from the University of Vienna, and Katya Kalmykova studying at the Kharkov Polytechnic University, put on ancient Ukrainian clothes to take part in the wedding ceremony staged by Muravsky Shliakh specially for a group of Austrian students, which came to Kharkov this summer to study Russian.
Photos and details (in Russian)

 
   
     
 

Ivana Kupala Folk Song FestivalJuly 2, 2011. Muravsky Shliakh took part in the Ivana Kupala (Midsummer) Rite and Folk Song Festival. The festival was held in a picturesque place – in the territory of the Grigory Skovoroda Memorial Museum, village of Skovorodinovka. High-resolution photos from the festival are available here.

 
   
     
 

Cor Juvenil de ManresaJune 25, 2011. Muravsky Shliakh welcomed the members and leaders of Cor Juvenil Del Conservatori Municipal De Música De Manresa (Catalonia, Spain), which arrived to the city of Kharkiv to take part in Singing Extravaganza-2011, the first Ukrainian festival for choirs from technical higher educational institutions. The members from our groups were singing Ukrainian, Spanish, Catalonian and Russian songs, playing games, dancing and having a lot of fun.

Photos

 
   
     
 

Agro 2011 International ExhibitionJune 2, 2011. Muravsky Shliakh took part in the Agro 2011 International Exhibition as a part of the Kharkiv region’s exposition. The exhibition was held in Pavilion No. 1, International Exhibition Center in Kiev, on June 2-5. Our group performed popular and original songs from Slobozhanshchina and entertained the exhibitors and visitors with folk games and dances.

 
   
     
 

Muravsky ShliakhMay 11, 2011. There was a meeting between Muravsky Shliakh members and philology students from the Karazin Kharkiv State University. We would like to remind the visitors of our web site that our group was originated in the University in 1983, and philology students from the University joined our group more than once. We sang spring songs and carols, and dressed one of the students in an ancient authentic folk costume. We are sure both we and students enjoyed the event.

 
   
     
 

Pancake Day in UkraineMarch 6, 2011. Muravsky Shliakh and other folklore groups from Slobozhanshchina were entertaining guests as a part of the regional cultural and artistic Pancake Day holiday in the settlement of Koropov Khutor in the territory of the Gomolshansky Forest National Park.

Photos | More photos

 
   
     
 

Spring is green

Spring is green. Pancake DayMarch 3, 2011. Muravsky Shliakh held a concert for all fans of folk songs devoted to the winter and spring calendar rites. We performed the folk songs that Ukrainians sing when dancing in a ring, humorous pancake songs and spring songs sang by young ladies for the Pancake Day. The group also reproduced the local rites observed during the holiday.
Farby folk band (directed by G. Breslavets), Merezhka pupils’ folklore group (headed by Merited Artist of Ukraine Myroslava Semenova) and Yarmarok traditional folk music ensemble (headed by V. Geiko) also took part in the concert.

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Ukrainian Christmas carols and chantsJanuary 21, 2011. Muravsky Shliakh and Merezhka children’s folk group invited connoisseurs of traditional folk music to a concert. As a part of the concert, we performed Christmas carols and chants sang at Christmas parties (kolyadky and shchedrivky).

Photos | Video 1 | Video 2

 
   
     
 

January 12-13, 2011. The Objective News Agency shoot the Muravsky Shliakh members for the news coverage devoted to traditional rites observed on the Christmas Eve including caroling with a person dressed like a goat and girls’ fortune-telling. You can watch the videos here and here.

 
     
     
 
2010
 
     
 

Perekotypolis Youth FestivalDecember 25, 2010. Muravsky Shliakh took part in the Perekotypolis Youth Festival. Merited Artist of Ukraine Myroslava Semenova, a member of our group, instructed the visitors how to cook traditional Christmas cakes. Muravsky Shliakh also performed Christmas carols characteristic of the Slobozhanshchina region at the premises of the Arabesky in the evening. More details are available here

 
   
     
 

Folk-Music TV ShowDecember 8, 2010. Muravsky Shliakh took part in shooting a special New Year show of the Folk-Music program on Pershyi (the first television channel in Ukraine). Our group won the honorary diploma for the song entitled Charochka.

Watch the videos:

Singing Charochka | Folk-Music Backstage

 
   
     
 

Pokut International Festival of Traditional Folk Culture in the city of Kharkiv
October 28-31, 2010. There was the Pokut International Festival of Traditional Folk Culture in the city of Kharkiv.
Preserving and reviving the national traditions, customs and rites with the focus on the particular features of our region is the objective of the festival. Delegates from the Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and U.S. participated in the concerts and conference held as a part of the festival.
A concert entitled Slobozhanshchina Welcomes You featuring the best authentic folklore groups from the Kharkiv region was held in the premises of the Kharkiv Regional Center of Folklore on October 28. The solemn opening ceremony of the festival took place on the stage of the Lysenko Kharkiv Opera and Ballet Theater on October 29 at 11:30. The Kharkiv Regional Center of Folklore hosted a master class of the best folklore collectives being the participants of the festival at 16:00. Admission to all of the festival events was free.

 
   
     
 

LutskOctober 7-10, 2010. Muravsky Shliakh and children’s group Merezhka (headed by Myroslava Semenova) participated in the Beregynya International Festival of Ukrainian Folklore in the city of Lutsk. Representatives from different regions of Ukraine as well as Ukrainian diaspora from European countries came to the festival. The program of the festival featured a scientific conference, numerous performances of folk collectives and soloists as well as master classes of ethnic craftsmen.

Photos

 
   
     
 

Myroslava SemenovaCongratulations!
September 18, 2010. There was a concert of Muravsky Shliakh to greet Myroslava Semenova, member of our group since 1985, Merited Artist of Ukraine, candidate of pedagogical sciences and head of the Merezhka pupils’ folklore group, on the occasion of her anniversary.
Myroslava Semenova joined our group during the third year of its activities while we were searching for our creative credo. Soon she became a gifted performer and one of the artistic and spiritual leaders in the group. She was the first in the group to recreate costumes for the group members on the basis of ancient patterns. To this end, she examined the assets of the History Museum and rare publications in the Kharkiv region. She also mastered the handicrafts needed to create the costumes including embroidery, weaving belts and making paper garlands and traditional ethnic decorations, and taught other group members the skills. Then Myroslava Semenova engaged in expedition activities on a massive scale to become a leading folklore expert in the Kharkiv region. The best specimen of the songs and rites from her collections formed a part of the Muravsky Shliakh’s repertoire. Myroslava Semenova brought up the golden voices of Myroslava Semenova including Oleksandra Tymchenko and Natalia Fylatova, which used to be members of the Merezhka children’s folk group. She is also mother of Maria Semenova, a member of our group.
The concert featured Myroslava Semenova’s and other group members’ favorite songs including the best specimen of lyrical songs from Slobozhanshchina and Poltava region, humorous, kozaks’ and calendar songs. Young singers from the Merezhka children’s folk group also welcomed their teacher.

 
   
     
 

Pechenizke Pole 2010 September 12, 2010. Muravsky Shliakh took part in the Pechenizke Pole 2010 Folk Festival, which was held on the banks of the Pechenegi Reservoir by tradition. It was the ninths festival, and it was devoted to the 245th anniversary of the Kharkiv region. This time, the stage was floating on the water. In addition to enjoying the artists’ performances, the audience also had an opportunity to master the ethnic crafts and take part in folk-style celebrations.

 
   
     
 

January 21, 2010. Muravsky Shliakh sang Slobozhanshchina songs to greet the employees and visitors of the Kharkiv History Museum on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the museum. The personnel of the museum have been our friends and advisors from the early days of our group. They helped us restore and create our ethnic costumes and in many other aspects as well. It was a pleasure for us to see a photo of our group taken two decades ago as a part of the exposition devoted to the jubilee of the museum.

 
   
     
 

Singing Christmas carols in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Kotlova Street 105a) has become a good tradition for our group. This year, Muravsky Shliakh sang Christmas carols and chants to welcome the audience coming to the sacred service on January 7, 2010.

 
   
     
 

January 5, 2010. Several members of our group visited orphans from the Father’s Home private children’s home. We sang Christmas carols, played folk games with the children and wished a Merry Christmas to them.

Photos | Videos

 
     
     
 
2009
 
     
 

Muravsky Shliakh

November 28, 2009. Muravsky Shliakh sang ancient lyric songs at the concert held at the premises of the Kharkiv Regional Center of Folklore. The concert was devoted to chumaks’ and kozaks’ songs as well as history of chumaks (Ukrainian merchants and traders).

Photos

 
   
     
 

Nikolai Pazych Wedding

September 26, 2009. Muravsky Shliakh took part in the wedding ceremony of Nikolai Pazych, founder and director of the Singing Terraces Ethic Festival, In the settlement of Krasnokutsk, Kharkiv region. We conducted the wedding ceremony according to the ancient traditions observed in Sloboda Ukraine and singing wedding songs characteristic of our region. The newly married couple got married wearing ethnic costumes. The guests also wore some traditional Ukrainian clothes.

Photos | Video

 
   
     
 

Slobozhanska Fair

September 26, 2009. Muravsky Shliakh participated in the traditional Big Slobozhanska Fair.

 

 
   
     
 

Singing Terraces Muravsky Shliakh participated in the First Ethic Festival Singing Terraces held in the territory of an architectural point of interest - artificial terraces having unique acoustic properties - on September 5, 2009. The festival program featured ethnic songs, dances and performances.

Photos

 
   
     
  Pechenizhke Pole On July 18, 2009 Muravsky Shliakh took part in the Pechenizke Pole Folk Festival, which was held on the banks of the Pechenegi Reservoir by tradition. The group members performed at the main stage of the festival, welcomed the governor, held the national costume contest and played folk games with children and adults on the playground.  
   
     
     
 

Muravsky Shliakh took part in the regional festival devoted to Ukrainian song and rite folklore in the village of Skovorodynivka, Kharkiv region, on July 4, 2009.

 
   
     
 

July 1, 2009. Muravsky Shliakh was teaching Kharkiv residents how to dance Ukrainian folk dances as a part of Dance in the Ukrainian Style, the First Ethnic Festival, which took part in the Shevchenko Park upon the initiative of the Ukrainian Folk Youth, a public organization. Our friends Gulyaigorod, a folk band from Kyiv, presented ethnic dances at the festival.

Watch video (in Russian).

 
   
     
 

On May 23-24, 2009, Muravsky Shliakh was visiting Voronezh (Russia), where our best friends – the Volya Folk Ensemble - celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Volya’s leader, Galina Sysoyeva, is a unique and many-sided person. All her life is devoted to studying, preserving and popularizing folk songs of the Russian south regions. Student ensembles from the Moscow and St. Petersburg Music Conservatories, nationally famous Stanitsa Cossack Ensemble (city of Volgograd), Voskreseniye Ensemble (Lipetsk) and numerous folk ensembles from the city of Voronezh and Voronezh region including former Volya members and Galina Sysoyeva’s followers came to greet the heroes of the day. The Volya’s anniversary became a bright holiday for Voronezh residents: all of them had a chance to listen to the folk groups performing as a part of festive events on the occasion of the Slavonic Literature and Culture Day and at the jubilee party held in the Voronezh Philharmonic Hall.
All of the groups being the Volya’s friends were also invited to an open-air shashlik party where they were having a lot of fun, singing, dancing, playing folk games and listening to unequalled Russian songs. Muravsky Shliakh as well as all of the ensembles invited to the Volya’s anniversary enjoyed the unforgettable event very much.
Photos from our trip are available here.
We are happy to greet the Volya Folk Ensemble with its 20th anniversary!

 
   
     
 

March 17, 2009. According to the Order issued by the President of Ukraine, chief of the group Galyna Lukianets and group member Myroslava Semenova became Merited Artists of Ukraine.

 
   
     
 

February 23, 2009. Muravsky Shliakh greeted Kharkiv residents with the Pancake Week in the square at the Svobody Square (behind the Lenin monument).

 
   
     
 

February 20, 2009. Muravsky Shliakh gave a concert at the premises of the Kharkiv Regional Center of Folklore (62, Pushkinskaya Street) on the occasion of the Pancake Week.

 
   
     
 

Muravsky Shliakh and students from the Kharkiv State University of Art sang Christmas carols in a streetcar on January 7, 2009. The initiators of the event hired the streetcar to hold this unusual Christmas performance. Passengers travelled for free on this occasion.
You can watch the video shot during the Christmas performance in the streetcar on the web site of the Objective News Agency.

Photos are available in our photo gallery.

 
   
     
 

January 7, 2009. Muravsky Shliakh sang Christmas carols in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (105a, Kotlova Street).

 
   
     
 

January 10, 2009. Muravsky Shliakh took part in the Shchedryi Vechir (Generous Eve) concert devoted to the celebration of the Ukrainian New Year (Old Style). The concert was held in the Kharkiv Philharmonic Hall at 6 p.m.

 
   
     
 

December 28, 2008. Muravsky Shliakh visited the boarding school for mentally disabled and uncared for children in the settlement of Bogodukhiv, Kharkiv region. Our group greeted the children with the New Year and entertained them with songs, games and folk dance master class. You can see the photos from the boarding school here.

 
   
     
 

December 10, 2008. Muravsky Shliakh took part in the Folk-Music program on Pershyi (the main state-run television channel in Ukraine).

 
   
     
 

December 6, 2008. Muravsky Shliakh celebrated its 25th anniversary. Such famous folk groups as Drevo (Kyiv), Bozhychi (Kyiv), Volya (Voronezh) and Farby (Kharkiv) took part in the concert held in the Kharkiv Regional Center of Folklore. A lot of our friends and adherents including outstanding ethnographers, artists and writers from Kharkiv as well as members and leaders of art groups joined us. Muravsky Shliakh presented its new CD entitled Ponad Nashym Yarom (UkrMusic Label, 2008) at the concert. It is a collection of authentic "street" songs of Eastern Ukraine (Slobozhanshchina and Poltava regions).

 
   
     
 

December 5, 2008. Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Tourism Vasyl Vovkun met the members of the Muravsky Shliakh Research and Reproduction Group to greet them on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the group. Photos | Video

 
   
     
 

November 15, 2008. This official web page of the Muravsky Shliakh Research and Reproduction Group was launched.

 
     
 
 

 

 

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