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SVITANYA is a women's vocal
ensemble whose enchanting performance of Eastern European folk music has
captivated audiences across the northeast US. Our mission is to bring
this beautiful music to a wide range of audiences – from those who are
familiar through their ancestral roots to those who are encountering it
for the first time.
Svitanya's repertoire is
drawn from the entire region of Eastern Europe. Some songs are modern
arrangements of traditional folktunes, some are original compositions
in the folk tradition, and others are sung as they have been for
generations. They range from strong and
strident field-working songs to traditional dance tunes to lush and
emotive arrangements, all evoking the timbres, rhythms, and harmonies
indigenous to the region.