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Highly
professional and innovative, they have been conquering hearts of thousands of
fans in Ukraine and abroad for 20 years already. In their repertoire there are
over 300 songs in 12 languages, but most of them are in Ukrainian and have deep
Ukrainian character. Among their hits are “Starenky tramway” (“The old tram”),
“Pustelnyk” (“The hermit”), “Sumna ya bula” (“When I was sad”) and many others.

Apart from drums and percussion the band does not use any musical instruments. They
produce all the sounds with a help of their voices and sometimes hands. All
musicians have classical education in their background but like to experiment
with different music styles, from classical and folk to modern ones.

“If song has a rock-n-roll character I can
imitate a guitar,” said Andriy Kapral, band’s tenor and soloist, famous for his
improvisation skills. “If song is melodic and calm then I like to make a sound
of trumpet. If it’s a tune with jazz mood I can try to reproduce trombone,”
said the musician.

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