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    Ukrainian Minstrels: And the Blind Shall Sing
    "Ukrainian Minstrels: and the blind shall sing" by Natalie Kononenko

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  • Ukrainian Minstrels
    by Natalie Kononenko




    The celebration of the 80th birthday of Markevych, a kobzar from Bilotserkva. Markevych is seated in the front, second from the right. First person on the left is the scholar and performer Mykola Polotai; next to him is the Tkachenko, and architect, painter, and performer. In the middle is Fedir Lavrov who wrote a book about kobzari. Furthest to the right is Ovram Zharko. As scholars and other intellectuals became more and more involved with performers, they took up singing themselves. The first scholar-performer was Opanas Slastion. By the time of this photograph, sighted performers were no longer unusual.

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