Checking In With A Ukrainian Musician On This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, one year ago, Inside Appalachia introduced us to Ukrainian folk musician Vsevolod Sadovyj for a story about the Appalachian Dulcimer. Folkways Reporter Clara Haizlett caught up with him recently to see how things have changed after more than a year of war.

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Sounds Of The Mountains Part 2: Ukrainian Folk Musician Reflects On A Year Of Change 

Last year, Folkways Reporter Clara Haizlett met with Ukrainian tsymbalist Vsevolod Sadovyj over Zoom to understand the connection between the Appalachian hammer dulcimer and a Ukrainian folk instrument called the tsymbaly. At the time they met, it was just a few months after the war in Ukraine started. Haizlett caught up with him again this year to see how he and his family are doing.

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Following Up With A Ukrainian Musician And Smoky Mountain Firefly Magic, Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, a Ukrainian musician reflects on what music means during wartime. And there’s a growing number of a certain kind of blood-sucking arachnid — and diseases that come with it. We also sit in on one of the natural wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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