“Charivna” (Enchanted) was created in Ukraine city Kharkov.
This group sings different kinds of songs such as Ukrainian folk, old romances and modern songs of famous international composers. Arrangement and jazz harmonies make unique original sound of each song.
“Сharivna” has individual style of performing and singing. This is one of the first Ukrainian groups which mixed folk traditions with modern style. Members of the group play acoustic instruments. This fact shows their high class of education and big talent.
“Charivna” participated in different kinds of festivals, contests and concerts around the World; received awards and nominations in Ukrainian festival “Singing Vernissage” and international contest “Golden Trumpets”; performed in Germany; participated on Ukrainian - American Heritage month in Cincinnati and throughout the North America. “Charivna” received Nomination for Ukrainian folk song "Shedrik" (Carol of the Bells) a capella from Just Plain Folks Music Organization. Awards Song Nominees.
“Charivna” has huge inheritance of different kinds of songs. ART of this group brings positive influence in Ukrainian and other different cultures.
Tatiana Maslak – Founder, Music leader, guitar, vocal.
Oxana Yushkova – Violin, vocal.
Svetlana Kovalenko – Bandura , vocal.
Elena Alenkina – Tambor & Maraca, vocal.
What "Charivna" is singing about.
Short contents of songs.
1. «SHEDRIK» (CAROL OF THE BELLS) Ukrainian folk song. A swallow visits a farmer and his family during the Christmas season and wishes them happiness and bounty in all things.
2. «CHEREMSHYNA» (THE WILDBERRY TREE)- Ukrainian lyric: Surrounded by nature’s beauty, a young woman waits in the garden for the one she loves.
3. «MARICHKA» – Name of girl. She lives on the other side of the river, is so enchanting that all who see her fall in love instantly. A young man sings of his determination to build a «bridge» to her heart.
4. «MELANCOLIE» - Romanian lyric: Sweet melody.
5. «TSOTSHALY» (I ALIVE) - Georgian lyric: I'm in life, I
alive, I'm happy.
6. «I CAN’T FORGET» (Blue sadness) - Russian lyric: I’ve lost you, but I refuse to forget your eyes, your love and our time together.
7. «ARGO» - Name of big boat with many oars. Skiffs on this boat always meet goals in spite of all barriers.
8. "BESAME MUCHO" (Kiss Me A Lot) - Spanish lyric:
Kiss me, kiss me a lot, as if tonight was The last time.
Kiss me, kiss me a lot, because I fear to lose you,
To lose you later on.
9. «TUMBALALAIKA» - Jewish lyric: Balalaika is playing.
10. "YESTERDAY" - P. McCartney, D. Lennon.
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it look as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday ............
11. «BLUES UNDER RAIN» - Girl sings and dances on street in spite of rain. It is likely that she is in love.
12. «OCHI CHORNEE» (BLACK EYES)- Russian lyric: Black eyes, passionate eyes! Burning and beautiful eyes! How I love you, how I fear you! It's sure that I first laid eyes on you in a sinister hour!.........
13. «YOU ARE THE ONE» - You're the one, who gives my heart devotion. You're the one, who brings out deep emotion....
14. «MY CITY» (Misto moe) - Ukrainian lyric: Song about Kharkov – city in Ukraine, about beauty of this city. Inhabitants love its home town.