The East Warsaw Ensemble: ‘Send us tanks to preserve our musical culture’ - News Summed Up

The East Warsaw Ensemble: ‘Send us tanks to preserve our musical culture’


The East Warsaw Ensemble, with Joanna Gorska, in red far right, Anna Jakowska, fourth from left, and Taras Shumeyko, third from leftIf you were one of the 161 million who tuned into the Eurovision final this year to watch Ukraine’s entry — Kalush Orchestra — take the trophy, you would have seen their frontman, Oleh Psiuk, dressed in a colourful traditional folk outfit, modernised by a hot-pink bucket hat. Kalush Orchestra specialise in folk rap, a genre combining hip-hop with musical elements taken from their ancestors “to make something beautiful”, as Psiuk told The Times in April. Folk is fundamental to mainstream Ukrainian culture, influencing other musicians such as Alina Pash (who was originally set for Eurovision before she got embroiled in a political controversy) and artists such as Ivan Prymachenko, grandson of the Ukrainian folk artist Maria Prymachenko. The favoured national film is


Source: The Times July 04, 2022 23:18 UTC



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