Folk Box: Singing with the Cossacks

Who else can wind you up, whirl you in their whirlwind, as only the dashing Cossacks can?! Who else boasts melodies with such remarkable energy drive, with the accompanying distinctive whistling and dance steps?! It’s a force larger than life!

Each week Olga Shapovalova offers to folk music lovers a multicoloured display of customs and traditions, legends and tales, melodies and rythms of Russia.

Source: Clémence Laroque

No matter if you are a folk buff or not – no one can remain indifferent to such songs!!! Who else can wind you up, whirl you in their whirlwind, as only the dashing Cossacks can?! Who else boasts melodies with such remarkable energy drive, with the accompanying distinctive whistling and dance steps?! It’s a force larger than life!

What we are going to do today is not just listen to Cossack songs, but…we are going to try and learn how to sing them in the peculiar Cossack style. Oh, yes, it’s going to be something of a master-class!!!

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