Brothers Ivan’s Ukrainian Folk Music transcends the boundaries of language, culture, society, and traditions. Their music is so deeply engraved with human emotion that it reaches the listener, whatever their provenance. The band has just released Volume VIII in the Ukrainian Folk Music Series, titled ‘Glory to the Heroes’. In seventeen tracks, they mesh melancholy of war and loss with themes like patriotic pride, brotherhood, honor, and immortality of spirit. This collection is all the more compelling in light of the Ukraine-Russian War.

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This article delves into Brothers Ivan’s revival and touching rendition of ‘Hymn of the Immortal Batava’. Originally written in 1912 by Vasyl Pachovskyi and Stanislav Lyudkevich, it celebrates the brave soldiers and knights who stand for their country without fear and without death. The composition is laden with rustic strings that ring into the sentimental sphere of vocals. The baritonal timber holds so much complexity, that despite the simplistic delivery, glimmers with richness of heritage, history, and home. You might not understand the beautiful poetic structures of the verses, but you will definitely feel their innate vibrancy as you listen to the track. Listen Now!

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music!

You can listen to ‘Hymn of the Immortal Batava’ by Brothers Ivan here –