The Largest Archive of Ukrainian Folklore Songs Is Now Online
The archive includes 931 songs recorded in 80 Ukrainian villages
Photo from Ukrinform–UATV
The largest online Ukrainian song archive, Polyphony, was presented at the Ivan Honchar Museum in Kyiv.
Its opening took place on May 19, Ukrinform reported.
“This is an international Ukrainian-Hungarian-French project that received trust and support of the European Union’s Creative Europe program. Polyphony unites the present and the past,” said the minister of culture of Ukraine, Yevhen Nyshchuk.
The project includes 931 songs recorded in 80 Ukrainian villages. Video recordings are made in three languages: Ukrainian, Hungarian and English.
The archive is available on the internet and on Facebook.
The initiator and project manager of Polyphony is the Hungarian musician and ethnographer, Miklós Both. He united Hungarian and Ukrainian scholars, scientists and museum workers around the idea of Ukrainian heritage. This is one of the first Ukrainian projects supported by the Creative Europe program.
The main goal of the project is to integrate Ukrainian cultural heritage into a contemporary world context.