The Lost Instruments of a Forgotten Ukraine:
Jurij Fedynskyj (Ukraine)
presents the original torban, kobza, and bandura to North America.
Juliana LaChance (Hamilton)
FIRST SHOW IN 9 MONTHS!!!
A VERY POWERFUL SHOW featuring folk music of the ancestors… keeping these beautiful traditions alive.
Presentation of the traditional Ukrainian torban, kobza and bandura
(nearly forgotten musical instruments, rarely, if ever, seen or heard in North America)
Lecture on the history and development of these once beloved national instruments
Demonstration of traditional repertoire performed on the torban, kobza, and bandura
For the past fifteen years, Jurij Fedynskyj has worked to resurrect these original and unique, Ukrainian instruments, by researching their construction from a handful of surviving instruments in Ukrainian museums, and mastering the techniques required to make and play new instruments. He is one of several makers who create exclusive and professional examples of these instruments presently, and the only player who regularly performs traditional repertoire on all three. He teaches making and playing in a small Ukrainian village in the Poltava region.