The “Zabava” means party in the Ukrainian language and that’s what Ukrainians do well. Throughout the years Ukrainian people have been fond of their culture especially there music. There has been many Ukrainian radio shows throughout Western Canada, but the most popular has been the Zabava Show.
The Zabava Show is still popular to this very day in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. As a rule people would quickly complete their chores and relax around the radio to listen to the Zabava Show. Lively Ukrainian music would fill the air waves usually for a whole hour. Here the people would not only hear their favorite music but would learn about New Releases of the performers as well as be informed where the groups could be heard at a local function. In some cases the radio personalities would announce not only special events but send out dedications and celebration notices.
All in all the Zabava show has played an integral part in molding the Ukrainian culture to what it is today.
Baba’s Records has compiled “24 Selections” by “24 Ukrainian Artists” for your own personal collection of a “Zabava Show”. Bring it to your next Zabava or enjoy it in your personal environment.
The Zabava Show
1. Zabava, Zabava - The Ukrainian Oldtimers
2. Hryrechnitsi - Yogi Klos
3. Marriage Proposal - Mickey N' Bunny
4. Easy Polka - Dennis Nykoliation
5. Karpawtaw Fox-Trot - Romko
6. Walking By Your Window - Ukrainian Canadians
7. Mountain Waltz - Five Gents
8. Kapusta Polka - Kapusta Kids
9. Fedora Polka - Prairie Rose
10. Mom's Foxtrot - The Playboys
11. Trembowlanka - Kubasonics
12. Ukrainian Folk Medley - Walter Ostanek
13. The Young Soldier - Northern Kings
14. Vesit Yabiko - Migrena
15. HIghland Schottische - Prairie Crocus
16. A Walk In The Garden - The Citulsky's
17. Favorite Polka - Joe Hrycyk
18. Ole Staraw - Peter Hnatiuk
19. Beyond The Mountain _ Anton Ewaskiuk
20. Vihlyadala Hlopstya - Met-Telic-Kih
21. Forever Mine Polka - Tommy Buick
22. Calder Fire Butterfly
23. Hill Top Waltz
24. Zabava Polka