From the 18th century to the modern day the bandura has been the living memory and the singing soul of Ukraine. Today its popularity is growing with bold takes on classic hits.
The bandura is one of the most beloved Ukrainian musical instruments. It is even called the “silver strings of Ukraine.” It became popular back in the 18th century, when blind sages
Bandura is associated with the freedom-loving Ukrainian warriors – Cossacks. The famous Ukrainian folkloric hero Cossack Mamay is traditionally painted tenderly holding this sweet-voiced instrument.
Today the popularity of banduras is being revived by many modern musicians. Maryna Krut’, a charming lady and a talented musician, offers her heartfelt interpretations of Ukrainian and foreign hit songs. Her covers of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and Aretha Franklin’s I say a little prayer