How a Ukrainian Folk Chant Became the Theme of American Christmas

December 22, 2017 06:45 AM
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For several decades Carol of the Bells or the Ukrainian Bell Carol has been an essential part of the American Christmas tradition - just like Christmas trees or presents. One can hear the song on radio or in TV-commercials, it has rock, jazz or metal versions. What makes it so memorable and popular? Mariia Prus and Dmitriy Savchuk addressed the question to professional musicians.