Prepare for a blast of Cossack Viking folk rock by SVJATA VATRA lead by Ruslan Trochynskyi.
On stage the band evokes a hard to resist ancient pagan rite through bagpipes, jew’s harp, scythe and husky lead vocals, blown into the 21st century by shimmering trombone.
The Ukrainian-Estonian Svjata Vatra (“Holy Fire”) play folk music based on traditional songs, nostalgic children’s games and Baltic melodies, with a fresh punk attitude.
Since 2006 they’ve been making people dance and breaking down walls by demonstrating shared roots through music in 21 European countries, Canada and USA.
From performing on Viking ships to Colours of Ostrava, from FelSziget, Positivus, London International Festival of Exploratory Music, to Kaustinen Folk Festival – Svjata Vatra is gaining momentum and ready to bring their fiery folk further.
In light of recent developments in Ukraine SV has increasingly used their art to give a voice to this underreported situation, to advocate for freedom and unity, through educational programs and their own documentary film.
To be the seeds of change literally, SV created a unique recyclable album cover for their latest record ‘Vabadus Svoboda’ (Freedom) in 2015: the handmade paper crafted in a Ukrainian Church in Tallinn, contains seeds of a special yellow and blue flower, representing the Ukrainian flag. Planting the cover and grow freedom around you!
Svjata Vatra's song “Kalyna” was awarded ‘Best folk song in Estonia 2009’. Being an alumni of several showcase festivals incl Budapest Ritmo 2016 (showcase festival from WOMEX partner Hangveto), Tallinn Music Week (6 times), Eurosonic 2010 and Folk Alliance Interantional at Kansas City USA 2018. They'd definitely get your audience in a festive mood!
In May 2018 Band released a new CD “Muutused Zminy” (Changes) and in July in Germany. ....... więcej