ETHNOGRAPHIC REGIONS IN THE TERRITORY OF CONTEMPORARY CHERKASY DISTRICT BY FEATURES OF RITUAL FOLK SONGS

Halyna Pšeničkina

Abstract


We have to define at least three different regional folk singing traditions in the central part of Dnipro river localities in Ukraine. They are located in the territory of contemporary Cherkasy district. We have Podillia region with much more archaic folk songs genres and enough clear their musical stylistic features. We also have Naddniprianshchyna and Poltavshchyna regions with colourful and various way enriched polyphonic features of regional folk singing traditions. The main goal of our ethnomusicological activities we see here in recording continuity of such singing folklore traditions from all Cherkasy district followed by their scientific research studies in their style, genre, rhythmic and melodic typology aspects, as well as mapping of particular macro- and micro-zones in various mentioned above parameters.KEY WORDS: Ukrainian musical folklore, Cherkasy district, Middle Dnipro river ethnographic regions, Poltavshchyna, Naddniprianshchyna, Podillia.

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