Keeping it a cappella
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This group is part of the summer singing camp that takes place each year in Ukraine. Here they sing “Siyahamba,” a South African hymn, in English, Zulu, Russian and Ukrainian.
Bryan is a rancher in northeastern Oklahoma who preaches for a small Church of Christ in Cherryvale, Kan., and makes regular trips to Ukraine to coordinate the singing camps. Erik Tryggestad visited the camp in 2015 and wrote about it in the context of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Many of the singers were refugees from that troubled region, which remains under the control of pro-Russian separatists four years later.
In an email to The Christian Chronicle, Stan Bryan said, “We have been conducting these singing schools in Ukraine for about 10 years, and people become more and more proficient in singing.”
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