Folk Fest

The Kubasonics


The Kubasonics are arguably Newfoundland’s finest Ukrainian band. Winners of 3 MusicNL Awards (Group of the Year, Folk/Roots Artist of the Year, The Overcast Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year), their trademark sound combines top-flight musicianship spiced with quirky humour, a dizzying array of exotic traditional instruments, and an eclectic high-energy stage show. They have appeared in 9 of Canada’s provinces and territories, performed in Trinidad and toured Eastern Europe.

Their most recent recording “Kubfunland” draws on a wealth of Ukrainian traditional material ranging from centuries old chants, ritual dance melodies, songs of love and troubled relationships, toe-tapping party music, and even a set of Newfoundland dance tunes. “Kubfunland” was shortlisted for the 2017 Borealis Music Award.

The Kubasonics have had their music included on a number of compilations and the group has been featured on national Radio and TV broadcasts, and even on Hockey Night in Canada.