Folklore group SPIVANOCHKY

Artistic director Galina Angela

Established only two years ago in Kamyanske, folklore group “Spivanochky” has already won several awards in Ukraine by singing authentic Cossack songs of Dnipro region. This tradition was inscribed into UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016. Girls of 17–25 years old have mastered a specific singing manner – they learnt it, as it should be, directly from the carrier of the element, which is group “Krytniza” from Pidhorodne: audio and video recordings were made, then the singing peculiarities, depending on, for instance, voice timbre or dialect, were analysed.

The group focuses on the revival of the authentic singing manner a cappella, characterized by loud chest saturated sound, solo lead and solo upper voice, when a polyphony of second voices and the extension of both melody and each musical phrase uncover in a multi-voiced texture of a song.