ARIVEDERCI ROMA 4:01 Braty Hadiukiny
SCARY BLUES 3:30 Zakhid
LETTER TO TORONTO 4:20 Peron
FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE 4:40 NZ
BANDURIST, MY BLUE-GREY EAGLE 3:30 Zymovyi Sad
DON'T STJOPA 3:30 Vika Vradiy
DANCING 2:00 VV
ELDORADO 3:52 Коmu Vnyz
IF 3:14 Orkestra Imeny Kvartyry 50
THE WELL 3:40 Kafedra Zelenoii Muzyky
I'LL DROWN MYSELF 3:04 Andrii Mykolaichuk
Rock is finely free in Ukraine.
This is the first record of Ukrainian rock music from Ukraine. So, was rock ever not free?
Two years ago, such a recording would have been impossible, because the scissors of
government censorship were still working overtime, cutting out everything that did not
conform to officially "recommended" cliches. The appearance of this record mirrors both
the relaxing of state pressure and the irrepressible growth of the Ukrainian music scene.
If Western rock and roll is a mature sophisticated forty-year old man who is still trying to
look young, Ukrainian rock is a teenager growing in an aggressive environment. And as
with all rockers, the aggressive mask hides the face of a child.
The influence of the Western music is strong, but Ukrainian rock emerged from very
different realities and problems. It also fit Ukrainian traditional forms into new contexts. In
spite of the music's youth, however, some groups are already considered "old* and "new",
"classics" and "decadents."
The festival "Chervona Ruta" took place in Chernivtsi (a city in western Ukraine), in
September of 1989. This record offers a selection of works by a few of the many groups
who took part.
All songs recorded at KOBZA studio in Kiev, Ukraine 1989
Produced by MYKOLA MOROS
Mixing engineer OLEKSANDER MELNYK
Design TARAS POLATAYKO
Translations ANDRIJ VYNNYTSKYJ
Special thanks to NESTOR GULA
KOBZA is a company dedicated to promoting traditional and contemporary Ukrainian music.
For information about our other releases and concerts please contact us at:
KOBZA INTERNATK)NAL CORP.
3253 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto. Ontario. Canada M8V 1M3
© 1990 KOBZA INTERNATIONAL CORP. All rights reserved
Made in Canada
Arivederci Roma Braty Hadiukiny
Scary Blues Zakhid
Letter to Toronto Peron
For the Good of the People NZ
Bandurist, My Blue-Grey Eagle Zymovyi Sad
Don't Stjopa Vika Vradiy
Dancing Volannia Vidoplasowa (VV)
Eldorado Коmu Vnyz
If Orkestra im. kv.#50
The Well Kafedra Zelenoii Muzyky
I'll Drown Myself Andrii Mykolaichuk
KOBZA international Р001
Produced by Mykola Moros
Recorded at KOBZA studio
Kiev, UKRAINE, 1989
KOBZA INTERNATIONAL CORP.
©1990. All rights reserved.