Ukrainian Roots Music in Canada

The culture of Ukrainians in Canada transformed in the 1960s to reflect elements of the old and new worlds. A new music style featured country hits translated into Ukrainian and traditional folk songs repackaged into country-style arrangements, all sung in both Ukrainian and English. The leaders of this trend were Winnipeg's Mickey and Bunny (Sheppard).

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Donylo (2011-03-25 ):

Did not care for this style of "Ukrainian country" music at the time, although it was immensely popular. It was too twangy, and the vocals emulated Hank Williams' style. The ethnic charm and lament of traditional Ukrainian folk songs was largely lost.
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