Welcome to the August 24, 2022 Kamloops edition of Ukrainian songs. Kamloops, BC is located on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory, situated within the unceded ancestral lands of the Secwépemc Nation. In the 2016 Census, 8.6% of Kamloopsians claimed their Ukrainian heritage (7760 residents).
Since February 24, thousands of Kamloopsians #StandWithUkraine and helped in multiple ways to stop the russian aggression.
Every Saturday staring February 26th, 2022 People of Kamloops gathered at the City Hall (The first gathering was at the Riverside Park near Hope sign) and stood in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. On Saturday August 27th we will gather again for the 27th time and listen to 31 songs as part of the celebration of the 31st Ukraine Independence Day.
The songs were selected based on the #ILOVEUKRENG course that allows the People of Ukraine to learn English and People of the World to learn Ukrainian. The course uses a unique student-centred, independent study on/off the ground cohort learning approach developed by Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov to promote life-long learning.
•This collection of songs may be adapted to any learner as each learner will decide how much practice is needed to achieve their desired goal. The primary purpose of this collection of songs is to improve conversational Ukrainian and English translation skills.
I have collected songs to celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day for several years. This year once we started gathering weekly in Kamloops and after launching #ILOVEUKRENG course, I added many new songs. I want to thank https://lyricstranslate.com/ for providing an initial translation of each song and https://youtube.com/ for allowing everyone to listen to the music.
Most songs will have original lyrics, a romanized version and English translation. As we keep learning through #ILOVEUKRENG we will keep updating translation, learn new words, and have conversations on the topics highlighted in each song.
The selection is helpful to everyone who wants to learn Ukrainian. Each page features a (1) Ukrainian version of the song. (2) There is a romanized version for those who can read Ukrainian using roman letters. (3) The https://lyricstranslate.com/ translated version of the songs to see how it matches the original lyrics. Three columns layout helps you sing along every time you hear the melody. I also incorporated the link to Ukrainian and sometimes English versions of the song. The hope is to keep making language learning fun and create new resources to support those interested in singing and language learning. If you have songs that are not yet on the list, please feel free to send me the Youtube link. I will keep expanding this edition. Best Wishes from Kamloops
Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov
Youtube Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBkb7GcuZ8m8hp3kB17Qmku1DzTc1BKZB