Music improvisation with Bandura and Domra
18 February 2023, 17.00 – 18.00
Kulturhuset Lilla Studion - Stockholm
The instrument was first noted in a 6th century Greek chronicle in a reference to warriors from Ukrainian territories who played lute-like instruments.
Because its development closely reflects the history of the Ukrainian nation, the bandura is more than a national musical instrument: It is the voice of Ukraine. From a musical perspective, the bandura unifies acoustic principles of both the lute and the harp. This produces a sound that is emphatic and gentle, resembling that of a harpsichord, but with a wider range of dynamics and tonal control.
Domra is a rare 4-string Ukrainian folk instrument, belonging to the group of plucked stringed instruments.