Our Ukraine - Paul Konoplenko-Zaporozetz* - The Kobza
Label: Folkways Records - FW 8705 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
Konoplenko originally obtained his kobza from bandurist Danylo Potapenko in Kyiv in At that time the instrument was 50 years Heavenly Houseboat Blues - Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour. Konoplenko had studied violin under professor Karbulka and guitar in Odessa under an Italian teacher Spetsi.
He joined the Our Ukraine - Paul Konoplenko-Zaporozetz* - The Kobza Riflemen and retreated with Ukrainian forces to Poland. He continued to perform throughout Europe in the mid war years.
After World War II he emigrated to Canada, settling in Winnipeg where he continued to perform kobzar repertoire on his kobza. In Paul Konoplenko-Zaporozhetz recorded a disc of kobza music for the Folkways label, which is available from the Smithsonian website  .
Konoplenko's instrument had eight strings strung along the neck and four treble strings strung on the soundboard. The tuning used was reminiscent to that of the seven-string Russian guitar tuning open G tuning. Konoplenko was the author of a number of books about the history of the bandura, koza and kobzars published in Canada including:.
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