UkrainSKA Ц is a new project
of MAD HEADS XL with the set list consisting of Ukrainian folk songs. The well acquainted
tunes will appearin renewed and
sometimes unexpected approach, less known ones will geta chance not to be forgotten. Positive mood
and reckless concert drive Ц the very best of MAD HEADS XL now in the folk
The song is the soul of the nation. As long as the folk songs stay
alive, Ukraine lives on. We move to big cities, get seduced by the values of
the global world, fall in love with foreign cultures. Yet while the folk song
is sung, we are not finally lost, we keep the connection with the spirit of our
land. True, it is sounds less often these days, as the authentic singing and archaic
instruments are not very well fitting the everyday life in the modern reality.
To make the folk song the element of daily occurence, it has to be developed in
the forms of popular music. This is the main mission for UkrainSKA project.
Certainly, to be responsible for all popular music is a bit too much for
one band. UkrainSKA are the folk
songs in MAD HEADS XL style, the sound based on modern ska punk with no
definite limitations. The band is long known for itТs versions of such songs as
УSmerekaФ, УDva dubkyФ, УOi na gori cygany stoyalyФ and that is basically the
mood of the new project. More generally, it is folk songs in the form of modern
rock music. The second task for the project is to make rock music more popular
in Ukraine. The third one is to help the Ukrainian melody getting into the
world culture, where it should occupy the decent place it truly deserves.