US Orchestra (Ukrainska Silska Orchestra)
The band play traditional Ukrainian music that used to be popular in villages and small towns. Their repertoire is based on dance instrumental music from western and central Ukraine. This is a varied and original music that requires different instruments. The band explore and play music that they find in various archives and during field expeditions. One of the band’s sources are the records of Ukrainian emigrant musicians to the United States and Canada that were recorded by Columbia Records in the 1920s – 1930s.