Zhitomir province, Ukraine June 2009
This was the third season of the project “Dynamics of Folklore Traditions”, Krapivnya village, Ukraine. The first expedition was made in 2007, the second in 2008.
One hundred years ago, a significant part of the population from Gatskivka village and nearby villages (Krapivnya, Lesobuda and Lesovshchina) moved out to Siberia with the hope of creating a better economic life for their families. The first man sent to Siberia for investigation of the unknown far land was from Gatskivka. After him, twenty families crossed 4000 miles to the unknown Siberia, establishing a new village in 1908 – Batama.
The purpose of this expedition:
- To document the oral history of the villagers moved to Siberia
- To find and record the authentic originals of folk music we have recorded in the “daughter” village of Batama, during 2005, 2006 and 2008 expeditions
- To compare the repertoire of Ukrainian and Siberian villages
- To investigate the effects of time and geography on the dynamics of musical traditions
About This Expedition
June 17, 2009 to June 29, 2009
Gatskivka village, Volodar-Volynskii district, Zhitomir province, Ukraine