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Leléka - Rizdvo - The internationally acclaimed Berlin-based ethno-jazz band LELÉKA, dedicated to reviving ancient Ukrainian folk songs since it's inception in 2016, presents it's new album Rizdvo at the end of No-vember. Together with the famous Ukrainian flutist Maksym Berezhniuk, virtuoso and collector of traditional woodwind instruments, the ensemble creates an extraordinary hom-mage to the incre-dibly rich tradition of Ukrainian Christmas music, breathing new life into it with contemporary ar-rangements, interpretations and improvisations. The songs on Rizdvo are not just pieces of music, but living traditions of Christmas customs and rites deeply rooted in Ukrainian culture, some dating back to pre-Christian times. The texts honor the head of the family, the mother, the children, and sometimes even a beekeeper, while wishing happiness, health, wealth, and generous offspring. Elsewhere, however, a controversial dialogue with God is conducted, and the cross-temporal question of suffering in the world is raised. By combining tradition and innovation, the band strives to protect this precious cultural heritage while enriching the music with contemporary sound and meaning. In a time of darkness and uncertainty for many people, the musicians firmly believe that the music on Rizdvo can provide light, joy and energy, offer a connection to Ukrainian culture and be a message of hope and peace.
Leléka - Rizdvo - The internationally acclaimed Berlin-based ethno-jazz band LELÉKA, dedicated to reviving ancient Ukrainian folk songs since it's inception in 2016, presents it's new album Rizdvo at the end of No-vember. Together with the famous Ukrainian flutist Maksym Berezhniuk, virtuoso and collector of traditional woodwind instruments, the ensemble creates an extraordinary hom-mage to the incre-dibly rich tradition of Ukrainian Christmas music, breathing new life into it with contemporary ar-rangements, interpretations and improvisations. The songs on Rizdvo are not just pieces of music, but living traditions of Christmas customs and rites deeply rooted in Ukrainian culture, some dating back to pre-Christian times. The texts honor the head of the family, the mother, the children, and sometimes even a beekeeper, while wishing happiness, health, wealth, and generous offspring. Elsewhere, however, a controversial dialogue with God is conducted, and the cross-temporal question of suffering in the world is raised. By combining tradition and innovation, the band strives to protect this precious cultural heritage while enriching the music with contemporary sound and meaning. In a time of darkness and uncertainty for many people, the musicians firmly believe that the music on Rizdvo can provide light, joy and energy, offer a connection to Ukrainian culture and be a message of hope and peace.
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Rizdvo
Artist: Leléka
Format: CD
New: In Stock $9.99
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DISC: 1

1. Radujsja
2. Bil'
3. Basova Peregra
4. Syz Orel
5. Sviatkova Telynka
6. Oj V Lisku Lisku
7. Oj U Kyjevi
8. Bozhe
9. Yvanova Maty
10. Sviat Vechir
11. Khto Konja Kupyv
12. Drymbova Spivanka
13. Lesyna Kolyskova

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Leléka - Rizdvo - The internationally acclaimed Berlin-based ethno-jazz band LELÉKA, dedicated to reviving ancient Ukrainian folk songs since it's inception in 2016, presents it's new album Rizdvo at the end of No-vember. Together with the famous Ukrainian flutist Maksym Berezhniuk, virtuoso and collector of traditional woodwind instruments, the ensemble creates an extraordinary hom-mage to the incre-dibly rich tradition of Ukrainian Christmas music, breathing new life into it with contemporary ar-rangements, interpretations and improvisations. The songs on Rizdvo are not just pieces of music, but living traditions of Christmas customs and rites deeply rooted in Ukrainian culture, some dating back to pre-Christian times. The texts honor the head of the family, the mother, the children, and sometimes even a beekeeper, while wishing happiness, health, wealth, and generous offspring. Elsewhere, however, a controversial dialogue with God is conducted, and the cross-temporal question of suffering in the world is raised. By combining tradition and innovation, the band strives to protect this precious cultural heritage while enriching the music with contemporary sound and meaning. In a time of darkness and uncertainty for many people, the musicians firmly believe that the music on Rizdvo can provide light, joy and energy, offer a connection to Ukrainian culture and be a message of hope and peace.
        
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