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Va-Ta-Ga

Va-Ta-Ga

Va-Ta-Ga


Va-Ta-Ga was formed in 2000 in the city of Petrozavodsk (Karelia) and until 2004 has been known under the name of "Reel". Among its members the group counts four graduates from the Petrozavodsk Conservatory while their leader Alexander Leonov, besides being a main vocalist and a multi-instrument performer, has been for years collecting folk songs as well as designing and making traditional music instruments. The musicians themselves call the Va-Ta-Ga style an "art-folk based on the Northern folk songs". Read more on Last.fm
Va-Ta-Ga was formed in 2000 in the city of Petrozavodsk (Karelia) and until 2004 has been known under the name of "Reel". Among its members the group counts four graduates from the Petrozavodsk Conservatory while their leader Alexander Leonov, besides being a main vocalist and a multi-instrument performer, has been for years collecting folk songs as well as designing and making traditional music instruments. The musicians themselves call the Va-Ta-Ga style an "art-folk based on the Northern folk songs". The musical journalists refer to their music as either "ethno-ambient" or "folk jazz". Having roots in the karelian and north-russian culture, Va-Ta-Ga's members also draw inspiration from other parts of the world as well, including Tuva in the east and the global world music scene. Va-Ta-Ga players use acoustic instruments as well as modern digital and analogue sound treatment. Besides a guitar and a double bass the band has a great variety of traditional wind, string and percussion instruments. Va-Ta-Ga are: Alexandre Leonov - vocal, winds, strings, saw Olga Gaidamak - vocals, violin Alexey Derevlyov - guitar Arkady Sokolov - percussion Sergey Shelyapin - double bass Read more on Last.fm.

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