Folklore group CHERVONA KALYNA

Artistic director Nadia Labunska

Ukrainian folklore group “Chervona kalyna” was founded in 1986 in Luka village and represents the latter’s singing tradition. It is based on the domination of lyric songs, such as, ballads, Cossack songs, wedding songs, love songs, cradlesongs, etc., of under-vocal, polyphonic style with an improvised nature.

As the singers say, the sustainability of Luka village singing tradition is related to typical living situations, experience of personal life, social status, spiritual and physical efforts of the nation, patriotic expression idealizing heroism of warfare in the Ukrainian past.