Susanna Karpenko


Susanna Karpenko
Ukraine

Folklorist, folk performer, musician, folk singing lecturer, leader of folk ensemble Božyči (Божичі, since 2000) and children folk ensemble Raihorodok (Райгородок, since 1999), leader of project Vizerunčasti pisni (Візерунчасті пісні, since 2011). Since 1996, Susana Karpenko has accumulated a lot of experience and created a distinctive folk singing method based on the use of head resonators. She has independently learned the skill of traditional violin playing and has further developed the skill learning from the authentic violinists of the Huculščina area (Carpathian Mountains). She is constantly improving playing along the  authentic drumming tradition transmitter from Kyiv polesia during ensemble Božyči dance school classes.