METALLICA's 'One' Gets Medieval Folk Treatment By Belarusian Band STARY OLSA (Video)

METALLICA's 'One' Gets Medieval Folk Treatment By Belarusian Band STARY OLSA (Video)

Video footage of STARY OLSA (СТАРЫ ОЛЬСА), a neo-medieval folk band from Minsk, Belarus, performing a cover version of the METALLICA classic "One" on the program "Legends Live" ("Легенды Live") on the OHT channel can be seen below.

STARY OLSA was founded in 1999 by Zmicier Sasnouski and takes its name from a brook in the west part of Mahilou Region, Belarus. The band's repertoire includes Belarusian folk balladry and martial songs, Belarusian national dances, works of Belarusian Renaissance composers, compositions from Belarusian aulic music collections, Belarusian canticles of the 16th - early 17th centuries, as well as European popular melodies of the Middle Ages and renaissance.

STARY OLSA cooperates with many knight clubs from Belarus and Europe, museums and research centers, masters of early instruments, bands of folk, aulic, sacred and city avital music, as well as with solo performers using old instruments. The band's music makes it possible to restore sounding of many forgotten instruments.

STARY OLSA uses for its performances maximally exact (in appearance, technology and materials) copies of the age-old Belarusian instruments such as duda (bagpipe), lira (lyre), husli (psaltery), svirel (pipe), drymba (jew’s-harp), akaryna (ocarina), surma (trumpet), bierascianaja truba (birch bark trumpet), hudok (rebec) and baraban (drums). The purpose is to reconstruct completely (whenever possible) the musical traditions of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania where Belarus was the basic cultural and geopolitic part in the 13th-18th centuries, and where there was a unique synthesis of Belarusian folk and aulic music with the European musical achievements of that time.

Story continues after advertisement

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).