Alberta Cultural Days featuring MILLENIA
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About the Event
Best Ukrainian Dance Band in all of North America!!
Mike Brazeau | Bass, Vocals
Ryan Pugh | Guitars, Vocals, Fiddle
Bobby Yakoweshen | Drums, Vocals
Johnny Wacko | Lead, Vocals, Keyboard
Shawn Ostafie | Accordion, Guitar, Dulcimer
Millenia formally came into being in the year 1999 as a young, energetic group of musicians dedicated to both preserving and advancing Canadian Ukrainian music. They have performed countless times to countless thousands across North America.
The band’s earlier albums “Коріння” (Roots) and “Життя” (Life) pay homage to the bands early Ukrainian musical influences, show the progression of Western Ukrainian music and bridge the Modern and Traditional musical styles. The album “Браття” (Brotherhood) was released in February 2012 and has been reviewed as “Hitting the mark on every musical level”. This album showcases the niche style of Millenia with a polished representation of their music. In 2014, Millenia released their first live album, which was recorded in front of an enthusiastic crowd at “On The Rocks” in Edmonton, hence the name “Millenia, On the Rocks!” This Album showcases Millenia’s raw energy from their live performances including songs often requested but previously unrecorded by the boys. released in 2018, and resulted in another win at the Edmonton Music Awards in the People’s Choice category.
In 2015 Millenia prioritized their search for traditional Ukrainian music overseas to add to their repertoire and inspire a new direction, which spawned the 2016 release of an EP. This mini album granted Millenia an Edmonton Music Awards nomination gaining recognition outside of the Ukrainian musical community and resulted in a win of an Edmonton Music Award, in the People’s Choice category. A second EP was released in 2018, and resulted in another win at the Edmonton Music Awards in the People’s Choice category.
Millenia continues to perform extensively and release music online to services such as apple music and Spotify reaching listeners from around the world. This year marks their 20th anniversary, and to commemorate this milestone, they released a new full-length, 21 song album titled “Budmo Hey!” It is available on all streaming platforms, as well as our online store. Prepare to Zabava till you drop with Millenia tunes that will keep you up “azh do rannya!”
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