Ukrainian Roots Music in Canada

As Ukrainians became acquainted with North American music styles, they began incorporating new instruments and new repertoires. The saxophone and the guitar or banjo gradually replaced the violin and tsymbaly. Commercial recordings also put old-time music into a new context, bringing sounds and musicians from far away into people's homes. Commercial recordings turned traditional music from an active, participatory activity into a passive one. Rather than dancing to live musicians or interacting with singers at a community event, a person could simply put on a recording at home. Song forms and lyrics became more fixed in accordance with popular recordings. Making a recording became a symbol of status for musicians.
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M. Kuzyk and his Troubadours

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