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Маньо Takes Manhattan

Маньо Takes Manhattan

The “Manyo” Family Band from Tiachiv, Ukraine visits New York City

Thus, the band is a unique musical time capsule– a connection to Transcarpathia’s more ethnically-diverse past. The band’s name (and much of their repertoire) stems from its founder and patriarch, Yuriy Yurovych Cherniavets, a violinist born in 1920 on the Romanian side of the Tysa River in the village of Little Tyachiv (Малий Тячів). … In this recording, Yura sings and plays the plyonka (плёнка/плівка = “film”), a circular piece of rigid, thin plastic packaging that is placed between the lower lip and front teeth, and pressed against the top lip to create a buzzing sound when blown.