the youth group of amateur musicians, intends to make Belorussian folklore popular with the young audience. A distinctive feature of the band is the tendency to combine traditional ethnic music from Belarus and abroad with contemporary trends in pop music.
experimenting with the sound, improvising, carrying out creative research
playing African jam-bee drums and other percussion instruments
reviving Belorussian traditions connected with the celebration of calendar holidays and other customary festivals.
Masha Lagodich (flute, vocals) and Natasha Piatrovich (cello, drums) formed a duet in 2002 in Minsk. They are inspired with folk music combined with different modern musical styles, such as jazz and avant-garde music. Their first considerable success was the first place prize in the "Open Stage" competition at the International Folk Festival "Mikołajki Folkowe" in 2002 in Lublin. Since that time the group has taken part in many music festivals in Belarus, Germany and France. In 2005 they released the album "Wiosna krasna" ("Beautiful Spring"). The recording session was one of the prizes they received at "Mikołajki Folkowe" Festival.
The Minsk-based trio was formed at the end of 1999. Since then they have given over 100 concerts in a variety of places, from artistic cafes to big open-air events. The group's artistic work consists mainly of acoustic instrumental pieces drawing on the musical traditions of Slavic nations. As they admit, they rely on their instruments, without which the band would not have come into being. "We gathered some old instruments, tried to play something in order to check how they sound together. We liked that..."