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Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: Kitka
Title: Wintersongs
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Kitka
Release Date: 12/2/2003
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Meditation, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 801821902722

CD Reviews

Brilliant performances in a superb recording.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kitka's best ever. Although it's a collection of winter holiday songs, I will listen to it all year.The vocal technique is breathtaking. Each singer's voice is unique so sometimes a careful listener can pick out individuals. At other times the voices blend together into a single instrument. On some tracks the vocalists perform instrumental parts so effectively that one forgets one is listening to human voices.It's creative, different, unique, and almost unbearably beautiful."
Superbly recorded performances
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 01/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kitka is a remarkable women's vocal ensemble of eight sophisticated singers who blend contemporary sensibility with specialized vocal techniques that have been distilled in Eastern Europe for centuries. Wintersongs features an impressive repertoire whose individual selections range from Bulgaria to Belarus and from Georgia to Greece. The twenty numbers comprising this enthusiastically recommended CD album that includes "Aliolo" from Georgia's Racha region is a traditional Christmas Eve song performed by masked carolers who are rewarded with drink and treats, and such superlative numbers as "Av Jerusalime" from Southern Russia and the Ukraine. Songs from Lativa, Moravia, Romania, Hungary, Belarus, Macedonia, and Israel are superbly recorded performances that will introduce American audiences to traditional music, some of which has their origins in antiquity. If you only have time for one new CD, then make it Wintersongs as sung by Kitka and recorded by Diaphonica.
You think singing it is fun, check them out IN CONCERT!
Geoff Lilley | Sacramento, CA United States | 09/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'd like to give you my first impression of Kitka when I first heard Shira Cion and Julia Graffagna being interviewed on Weekend All Things Considered on NPR.

[stunned silence]
[pick jaw up off floor]
[run to computer to order this CD]
[check their website for their next show]

Do while breath=true
[go to next show]
[meet truly great people]

Yeah, that's about right. I have the great fortune of living in the same state as this lovely and talented group of women, so I get to see them 2-3 times a year. You should all be so lucky.

Check out their schedule at, and make some time in your calendar to have the power and beauty that is Kitka fill your heart."