Šeść zahadok [EP]

by Vuraj

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Vuraj folk band presents their new work with the aptly enigmatic and intriguing title "Six Riddles". This EP includes only three songs - "Šeść zahadok" ("Six riddles"), "Haju" ("Oakwood") and "Ščodry viečor" ("Night of plenty"), but all of them share the mystical mood of the CD.

Two things are particularly notable about this mini album, short as it may be. For the first time Vuraj releases the studio versions along with the originals performed by old women of West Palessie. The very original songs that inspired the musicians to bring forth this album and that lie in the core of its material.

"Every song is a universe to us - one with the atmosphere, history and sacral code of its own. You try to understand it, you try to feel it and, eventually, reimagine it", says the band's frontman Siarzhuk Douhushau.

The other thing special about the release is the sound of the band, enriched with the accordion of the talented Aliaksandr Yasinsky. With him joining the band, Siarzhuk comments, begins a new chapter of Vuraj's story and evolution.

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released December 9, 2015

Siaržuk Doŭhušaŭ - vocal, pipes, panpipes (sapilka)
Alaksandr Jasinski - accordion
Volha Palakova - flute
Eryk Arłoŭ-Šymkus - double bass
Nasta Papova - violin
Daniił Zaleski - drums

Singers of authentic songs:
Kaciaryna Ryžuk
Nina Minievič i Nadzieja Suprun

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Andrew Bogdanow at Vozdookh studio, Brest, Belarus (2015)
Authentic songs recorded during the folklore expeditions of 2012 and 2015 (S. Doŭhušaŭ, I. Maziuk)

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Vuraj Minsk, Belarus

«Vuraj» («Вурай») is a belarusian ethnic folk band.
The band was founded in 2010 and has so far released three albums and one EP: «Vuraj» (2010), «Songs, Fairy tales and Dances» (2011), «Rajok» (2014) and «Šeść zahadok» (EP, 2015).
Vuraj uses purely authentic song material which allows to create absolutely new music compositions of peculiar sounding.
Vuraj has taken part in many music festivals.
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