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Friday, May 16, 2008

Japanese songs on the bandura

This is a classic example of how adaptable Ukraine's national instrument, the bandura, is.

The singer, Natalia Gudziy, is originally from Chornobyl. She has been living in Japan since 1999. Given the nuclear bombing of Japan in WWII, perhaps her affinity for the Japanese people and culture is not particularly surprising.

I don't know anything more about her than I could find here and here (still no Wikipedia entry on her), but I hope we'll hear more about her in the future.

In the meantime, here's another:


Anonymous said...

Pani Natalia is amazing. Unfortunately she doesn't have Ukrainian or English web site. Japanese only.

Pawlina said...

Yes, she truly is amazing.

Perhaps one day there will be more information about her in Ukrainian and/or English.

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