Launching This Month: A Digital Archive of Ukranian Folklore/Music

Launching May 19th — a digital archive of Ukranian folklore. From the site’s homepage: “Polyphony Project is proudly presenting the archives of a disappearing European heritage created to preserve the living tradition of Ukrainian vocal music. Our mission involves recording the intangible heritage of rural Ukraine in state-of-the-art sound and image quality, launching the archives and implementing online learning functions in order to integrate knowledge accumulated by generations into modern society.” There is a video on Facebook of five women who I believe are in the upcoming archive. For the first few minutes they just talk, but at about 3:05 they start singing and WOW. If you’re into vocal harmony groups like Sweet Honey in the Rock, do yourself a favor and watch that video.

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