Ukrainian Tango


The Shumka Dancers from Edmonton (Canada) perform the "Hutsulka Ksenya" Ukrainian Tango at the Edmonton Heritage Festival 2009. Ksenya it is a woman's name in Ukraine; hutsuls are people from the Ukrainian Carpathians; so the “Hutsulka Ksenya” song it is about a hutsul girl, more exact, about a hidden love of a hutsul boy to a hutsul girl. Yes, it is a song: this music has lyrics. The music and the lyrics created by the West Ukrainian composer Yaroslav Barnych. He was born September 30, 1896 in the town of Balyntsi (Kolomya district, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine) and he passed away June 1, 1967 in Cleveland (Ohio, USA).

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