Collection 0037 - Ukrainian proverbs in Zabava Program collection

I hope you get kicked by a duck Iak holomu v kropyvi Nauka ne ide u lis Iakby t'otia mala vusa, to by vuikom nazyvalas' Berezhenoho Boh berezhe Baba z voza, kobyli lehshe Kui, poky zalizlo hariache Vysokyi iak topolia, a durnyi iak fasolia Don’t say 'hop' before you jump U bezryb'i i rak - ryba Bohovi - svichku, a chortovi - oharok Na dvoie baba vorozhyla, abo umru, abo budu zhyva Iazyk do Kyieva dovede Iazyk do Kyieva dovede, i do kyia Pro vovka promovka Hovory malo, slukhai bahato i dumai shche bil'she Shcho to ie suproty vichnosty Z velykoii khmary malyi doshch To tak iak kit naplakav Ia rozumiiusia, iak vovk na zvizdakh
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Ukrainian proverbs in Zabava Program collection

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81 audio files

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(born 1959)

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Andriy Nahachewsky is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta. He holds a B.A. in Ukrainian Studies (University of Saskatchewan, 1979), a B.F.A. in Dance (York University, 1985), M.A. and Ph.D. in Ukrainian Folklore (University of Alberta, 1985 and 1991, supervised by Bohdan Medwidsky). He has an extensive background in Ukrainian dance, as a performer, instructor, choreographer, workshop leader, critic, adjudicator, and authour. He has taught a wide variety of courses at the university level in many aspects of Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian traditional culture. His research interests and publications deal with Ukrainian dance, Ukrainian Canadian identity, material culture, ethnic representation, and dance theory. He has conducted fieldwork in Canada, the U.S.A., Brazil, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, and other countries. His most recent book is Ukrainian Dance: A Cross-Cultural Approach (McFarland Press, 2012).

Andriy served as the Director of the Peter and Doris Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore and Curator of the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives since their inception and until summer of 2016. Dr. Nahachewsky retired in the summer of 2018, but continues his research and actively participates in the international dance research community.

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The collection consists of the audio recordings of proverbs recorded by Jason Golinowski with Andriy Nahachewsky for the Zabava program on the 840 CFCW.

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