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Go_A

Go_A are an electro-folklore outfit, that specialise in the modern retelling of traditional Ukrainian stories that have already passed through many generations by word of mouth.

The story of the band began in 2012 when producer Taras Shevchenko met singer Kateryna Pavlenko, and after recording several songs, they realised that Ukrainian folklore and electronic music are a perfect match, combining energy and emotions into an engaging mix.

Kateryna has studied folklore most of her life. She sings using the ancient folklore technique of “white voice” (based on an open throat and free volume with a bright colour) and has a command of extreme vocals.

Taras Shevchenko is a keyboard and percussion player and is Go_A’s producer. He works in various music styles and knows how to harmonise completely different things in music, like the Ukrainian sopilka and Brazilian drums, or the bandura with heavy guitar riffs and drum ‘n’ bass.

Ihor Didenchuk is a folklorist and unique multi-instrumentalist whose rich musical arsenal includes traditional instruments such as the sopilka, frilka, floyara, telynka, trembita and the drymba. Ihor is also a member of a rap group.

Ivan Hryhoriak grew up in the Carpathian Mountains and has been experimenting with musical styles and sounds, including acoustics (finger style), prog metal (bass guitar), double bass in a folk orchestra, and electric guitar. Ivan also works as a vocal coach.

Lyrics of Shum

Весняночка, весняночка,
Де ти зимувала?
У садочку на кленочку
Сорочечку пряла

Там у лісі на юзлісі
Сова в воду дує
Заспіваю співаночку
Нехай вона чує.

Заплетися, шуме, барвіночком
Я тобі співаю весняночку
Сію, сію, сію, сію конопелечки
Сію, сію, сію, сію зеленесенькі

Прийди, прийди, весняночко
Та й не забарися
А ми вийдем на юлицю
Будем любитися

Весняночко, паняночко,
Заглянь у віконце
Заспівали співаночку
Засвітило сонце

Нумо, нумо заплетемо шума
Заплетемо гуляти підемо
Сію,сію, сію, сію конопелечки
Сію, сію, сію, сію зеленесенькі

Заплетися, шуме, заплетися
Барвіночком, шуме, застелися
Сію, сію, сію, сію конопелечки
Сію, сію, сію, сію зеленесенькі

Весняночка, весняночка
Де ти зимувала?
У садочку на кленочку
Сорочечку пряла

Ой у лісі на юзлісі
Сова в воду дує
Заспіваю співаночку
Нехай вона чує

Заплетися шуме барвіночком
Я тобі співаю весняночку
Сію, сію, сію, сію конопелечки
Сію, сію, сію, сію зеленесенькі

Нумо, нумо наробили шума
Наробили весну розбудили
Сію, сію, сію, сію конопелечки
Сію, сію, сію, сію зеленесенькі
Oh Spring song, Spring song
Where have you spent your Winter?
In the garden, sitting on a maple tree
You’ve been spinning a shirt.

There on the edge of a forest
An owl is blowing into the water.
I’ll sing a song -
Let her hear it.

Shum, get twined with periwinkle
I’m singing the spring song to you.
Sowing, sowing, sowing, sowing hemp plants,
Sowing, sowing, sowing, sowing green ones.

Come Spring, come
Don’t wait around
We’ll go outside
to love each other.

Oh Spring, our Miss,
Look in our window.
We had sang our song
And the Sun shined on.

Come on, come on, let’s twine the Shum,
Twine the Shum, dance it around.
Sowing, sowing, sowing, sowing hemp plants,
Sowing, sowing, sowing, sowing green ones.

Shum, get twined, get twined!
Shum, get spread with periwinkle.
Sowing, sowing, sowing, sowing hemp plants,
Sowing, sowing, sowing, sowing green ones.

Oh Spring song, Spring song
Where have you spent your Winter?
In the garden, sitting on a maple tree
You’ve been spinning a shirt.

There on the edge of a forest
An owl is blowing into the water.
I’ll sing a song -
Let her hear it.

Shum, get twined with periwinkle
I’m singing the spring song to you.
Sowing, sowing, sowing, sowing hemp plants,
Sowing, sowing, sowing, sowing green ones.

Come on, come on, we’ve made some noise.
Made some noise and awoke the Spring.
Sowing, sowing, sowing, sowing hemp plants,
Sowing, sowing, sowing, sowing green ones.
Vesnianochka, vesnianochka,
De ty zymuvala?
U sadochku na klenochku
Sorochechku priala

Tam u lisi na yuzlisi
Sova v vodu duye
Zaspivayu spivanochku
Nehay vona chuye.

Zapletysia, shume, barvinochkom,
Ya tobi spivayu vesnianochku
Siyu, siyu, siyu, siyu konopelechky
Siyu, siyu, siyu, siyu zelenesenki

Pryidy, pryidy, vesnianochko
Ta y ne zabarysia
A my vyidem na yulytsiu
Budem lyubytysia

Vesnianochko, panianochko
Zahlian u vikontse
Zaspivaly spivanochku
Zasvitylo sontse

Numo, numo zapletemo shuma
Zapletemo, huliaty pidemo
Siyu, siyu, siyu, siyu konopelechky
Siyu, siyu, siyu, siyu zelenesenki

Zapletysia, shume, zapletysia
Barvinochkom, shume, zastelysia
Siyu, siyu, siyu, siyu konopelechky
Siyu, siyu, siyu, siyu zelenesenki

Vesnianochka, vesnianochka
De ty zymuvala?
U sadochku na klenochku
Sorochechku priala

Oy u lisi na yuzlisi
Sova v vodu duye
Zaspivayu spivanochku
Nehay vona chuye.

Zapletysia, shume, barvinochkom,
Ya tobi spivayu vesnianochku
Siyu, siyu, siyu, siyu konopelechky
Siyu, siyu, siyu, siyu zelenesenki

Numo, numo narobyly shuma,
Narobyly, vesnu rozbudyly,
Siyu, siyu, siyu, siyu konopelechky
Siyu, siyu, siyu, siyu zelenesenki.