SPECIAL MUSIC EVENT
Band from Minsk, Belarus
Medieval and Renaissance Music
Classical ~ Folk ~ Dance
|Stary Olsa Band
The short form: Stary
Olsa Band, founded in 1999 by its current leader, Zmicier Sasnoŭski,
consists of 6 musicians playing authentic period instruments,
presenting music of Belarusian and European Middle Ages, Renaissance
and Baroque, music of medieval cities and castles, knights epos, old
dances; reconstructs (whenever possible) musical traditions of the
Grand Duchy of Lithuania 13th – 18th c.
We can simply promise you that there has never been anything like this
in Redding, nor will there be in the future, unless they return!
The long form: If rock-n-roll had been invented 500 years ago, Stary Olsa is what it would sound like.
In 1999, Zmicier Sasnouski brought together a diverse group of
musicians, some classically trained and some self-taught, who shared a
common love of history. They set out to revive some traditional
instruments of their homeland, Belarus, which had faded during World
War II and the Soviet era. roster shifted until it settled on the
current line-up, which includes bagpipes, flutes, shaums, lute, rebec,
gusli, and percussion (including wooden shoes), with front man Aleys
Chumakov belting out vocals in Belarusian.
Soon, historians all over Europe were sending them ancient songs from
archives, to be performed on the instruments that the music was
originally written for. They’ve recorded thirteen albums of
popular European dances, rowdy Slavic drinking songs, epic tales of
knights and victory, and tender ballads from knights to their
Today's hits are but "a small stop on a long musical continuum." Stary
Olsa shows just how much our current musical traditions owe to their
medieval roots. Come listen to living history and party like it’s 1199!
One of many youtubes
A rather different youtube
Web: Stary Olsa Website will show you their instruments, members, music, etc.
Sunday Oct 22, 2017
General Admission $15.00
Doors 6:30 | Show 7:00 PM
Limited Seating Available
Bohemian Art Loft
3304B Bechelli Lane Redding
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