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Brian Cherwick Ethnographic collection
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Brian Cherwick Ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0033
  • Collection
  • 1990-1994

The collection consists of field materials collected by Brian Cherwick during his master studies at the Ukrainian Folklore program, University of Alberta, as well as essays on a wide range of Ukrainian folklore topics, such as Ukrainian weddings, ...

Cherwick, Brian

Sing until you drop

"Sing until you drop: The Ukrainian folk song tradition in western Canada" analyzes 19 lyrical-lifestyle folk songs and one kolomeika (dance song) sung at two informal singing sessions by two Canadian choir groups.


"Studynetz: The preparation of a traditional Ukrainian dish" project includes an essay and a videorecording of Mary Cherewyk of Saskatchewan where she describes the preparation of jellied pork hocks (studenetz).

The Ukrainian wedding

The essay "The Ukrainian wedding: The effect of memebership in Ukrainian cultural organizations on retention of Ukrainian wedding traditions" discusses the influence of cultural groups such as the "Shumka Dancers" in preserving...

The electric tsymbaly

"The Electric Tsymbaly: An instrument from the past plugs into the future" describes attempts by Michael and Joe Tkachyk to electrify the traditional tsymbaly. Includes an essay and an audio recording.

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