Svjata Vatra (“holy fire” in Ukrainian) are an Estonian-Ukrainian “fire-folk” band. The band’s line-up is unique: the temperamental Ukrainian trombone together with the Estonian bagpipes produce amazing sound patterns, which generate fiery, non-Nordic and extremely masculine energy that cannot but impress everyone.
Ruslan, the leader of the band, has played five years in Ukrainian folk rock band Haydamaky. In 2005 he moved to Estonia and initiated with Estonian musicians band Svjata Vatra. Ruslan combines his very special charismatic trombone playing style with intense vocals and using scythe for rhythm.
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In addition to gigging everywhere in Estonia, Svjata Vatra have performed in France, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, England, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium.
Svjata Vatra’s song Kalyna was awarded as best folk/world music song in Estonia at 2009!
In January 2010 Svjata Vatra successfully performed at Eurosonic Showcase festival in Netherlands.
In april 2010 Svjata Vatra was proud to support the world famous Gotan Project on their world tour concert in Tallinns newest concert hall.