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Ethno-trio TROITSA
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Belarus
Influences: East European
Genres: ethno-rock
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"TROITSA" took part in many big world-music festivals. This list is incomplete: Russia “The SONG of the END XX century” Rock-Festival — S-Petersburg , (1997) “WORLD MUSIC” Festival — Moscow , (09.1997) “ETHNO-STYLE” World Music Festival — S-Petersburg , (06.2005) “GOLDEN MASQ” Theaters Festival — Moscow , (03.2005, 03.2006) photo "KRUTUSHKA" Festival — Kazan, (08.2009, 08.2011) "ETHNOMECHANICA" Festival — S-Petersburg, (09.2009) "pre-WOMAD" Festival — Moscow, (09.2013) WOMAD Festival - Pjatigorsk , (09.2013)        The Netherlands “MUNDIAL” Festival — Tilburg , (06.1998, 06.2000) “OEROL” Festival — Terschelling Island , (06.1998, 06.1999) “VIRUS” Festival — (06.1998) “HOLND FSTVL” Festival — Amsterdam , (06.1998) “AMSTERDAM ROOTS” Festival — Amsterdam , (06.1998) “HET HAARLEMMERHOUT” Festival — Haarlem , (06.1998, 06.2000) “AMSTERDAM ARTS” Festival — Amsterdam , (06.1999) “2 FOLK” International Festival — Tilburg , (01.2001) “FOLKWOODS” Festival — Eindhoven , (08.2001, 08.2006, 08.2009) photo “WOMEX” Festival (solo I.Kirchuk) — Rotterdam , (10.2001) “FREESLAND FOLK” Festival — Leewarden , (06.2002) “RUIGOORD” Festival — Amsterdam , (08.2006) photo "FETE de la MUSIQUE" Festival   —  Eindhoven, (06.2012)                    Germany “BONNER SOMMER” Festival — Bonn , (07.2009) "Sommer Festival der Kulturen"  Festival  — Stuttgart,  (07.2012) " Bardentreffen "   Festival  -  Nurnberg,   (07.2013)              Spain “ ETNOSUR ” Festival —   Alcalá la Real, (07.2012, 07.2013) " Pirineos   Sur "  Festival -  Sallent de Gallego ,  (07.2013)          Slovenia “MEDITERAN” Festival — (06.1998) “TRN FEST” Festival — Ljubljana , (08.1999)        Poland “MIKOLAJKI FOLKOWE” Festival — Lublin , (12.1998, 12.2006) photo “ NOC SWIETOJANSKA ” Festival — Lublin , (06.2001, 06.2009) “ETHNOSFERA” Festival — Skierniewice , (07.2003) Festiwal Wielu Kultur i Narodów "Z Wiejskiego Podwórza" — Czeremcha , (06.2002, 06.2005, 07.2011) XXVI Folkowy EUROPEJSKIEJ UNII RADIOWEJ, Festival — Gdansk , (08.2005) photo III KULTURY BIALORUSKIEj, Festival — Wroclaw , (06.2006) Teatrow Europy Srodkowej “SASIEDZI”, Festival — Lublin , (06.2006) “BASOWISZCZA”, Festival — Grodek , (07.2006 photo , 07.2008, 07.2010) “NA SKRZYZOWANIU KULTUR”, Festival — Warszawa , (09.2006) "OPEN'ER", Festival — Gdynia , (07.2008) " GLOBALTICA ", Festival — Gdynia , (07.2010) " Spotkanie Kultur ", Festival  — Szczecin , (08.2010) " Inny Wymiar (The Other Dimension) ", Festival - Bialystok , (09.2013) Bosnia & Herzegovina “SARAEVSKA ZIMA” Festival — (03.1999) “JAZZ&MUSIC” Festival — Zelenkovac, Mrkonic Grad , (08.2000, 07.2003) Hungary “MATAV KALAKA” FOLK Festival — Miscolc , (03.1999, 07.2000, 07.2003) “SZIGET” (Folk-es vilagzene & Petofi Csarnok Folkszinpad) Festival — Budapest , (08.1999, 08.2002, 08.2003) “A ZENE UNEPE” Festival — Budapest , (06.2005) Malaysia “RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC” Festival — Island Borneo, Kuching , (07.2002) photo Moldova “ETHNO-JAZZ-TRIO” Festival — Chisinau , (09.2002) Estonia “MAA ja ILM” Festival — Tartu , (03.2003) “VILJANDI PАRIMUSMUUSIKA” Folk-Music Festival — Viljandi , (07.2004) Lithuania “SUKLEGOS” Festival — Kaunas , (09.2003) "Vilnius MUSIC WEEK 2012" Festival — Vilnius, (09.2012)   Latvia “PASAULES MUZIKA” Festival — Riga , (11.2003) “PORTA” Festival — Riga , (11.2009)      Ukraina “KRAINA MRIJ” Festival — Kiev , (07.2007) photo “SHESHORY” Festival — Nemirov , (07.2007) photo “JAZZ.KOKTEBEL” Festival — Koktebel , (09.2009) "Night at Lutsk Castle" Festival  — Lutsk , (06.2012) more
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ABOUT
Ethno- Trio Troitsa exists from the middle of 90th. They do an amazing ethnographical survey of Belarus folk, have successfully performed all around the world and finally, after nearly 20 years of performing abroad they also became recognized and valued in Belarus...
The number of musical instruments they play is really impressive. They use both Belarusian traditional instruments such as gusli, pipes, duda, and instruments from the whole world: domras, cymbals, handbells, the Dutch gong, the African drum, the African cane, ocarina, modern drums, lyre, electro-and acoustic guitars, and even scythe. All in all, more, than 50 instruments.
The first breakthrough and recognition outside Belarus happened in 1997 when the leader of Russian legendary rock group "DDT" Jury Shevchyuk noticed the band to take part in the "DDT concert and, after that invited them to the Rock-festival United world in Sankt Petersburg. After that they played in many countries from Chile till Malaysia and released 7 albums.
Troitsa means Trinity and they are 3 men in the band. The current lineup exists since 1998 and has proofed its total dedication to their project both in good and bad times.
The repertoire of Troitsa consists exclusively of Belarusian traditional songs, which were collected, recorded and written down by Ivan Kirchuk the leader of the band, ethnomusicologist, multiinstrumentallist and singer - during his numerous ethnographic expeditions in Belarus villages. He has 100 cassettes in his archive, containing more than 2000 hours of priceless ethnographical material: songs, fairy tales, spells, ballads, legends and instrumental music.
Troitsa works very carefully with the original material: they keep primary source, the initial melody, dialects, nuances, and breath of those old men or old women, and texts. They even keep original words from Russian, Belarus or Ukrainian languages in one song. And yet, these arrangements are their own unique approach to their heritage - very distinctive, elegant sound with an impressive vocal of Ivan Kirchuk - from roaring bass till tenor.

Lineup:
Ivan Kirchuk - lead vocal, 12-str. guitar, 3 & 4-str. domras, smyk, gusli, pipes, whistles, mound harmonica, reed stick, zhaleykas, lyre, ocarinas, wargan (jawharp), pipe, rainmaker, duda, kalimba

Yury Dzmitrieu - 6 & 12-str. guitars, 4-str. domra, smyk, zither, vocal

Yury Paulouski - drums, gong, darabuka, gundang, anklung, bells, zvany (horsebells), wood stick, cowbell, kalimba, djembe, bamboofon.

Discography:
2011 - "Winter" ("Zimachka") , VIGMA (3666-1, Belarus)
2008 - "Dream-Herb" ("Son-Trava"), WEST-Records (WR0211, Belarus) 2008 - "Hotly-Hotly" ("Zhar-Zhar"), WEST-Records (WR0241, Belarus)
2004 - "Sem" ,TV Belarus & Silah (Belarus)
2001 - "Zhuravy" ("Журавы"), PAN-Records & ETTroitsa
1998 - "Troitsa", PAN-Records (PAN-171)
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