One hundred years ago, a significant part of the population from this village moved out to Siberia with the hope of creating a better economic life for their families. Fifty families from Krapivnya settled in Siberia, establishing the new village of Batama. The purpose of the expedition was to compare the folk music repertoire of both these villages and to investigate the effects of time and geography on the dynamics of musical traditions.

House in Batama
House in Batama, photo by Anna Berman

About This Expedition

  • Dates:

    July 23, 2008 to August 4, 2008

  • Location:

    Krapvinya Village, Volodar-Volynskii district, Zhitomir province, Ukraine

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