Former kindergarten teacher @alyona.alyona.official is arguably the most popular rapper in Ukraine. She sings about everyday Ukrainian life, bullying, and body positivity, sometimes done with a hint of humour, which is also evident on her social media pages.
Listen to: Дикі танці
Yulia Yarina and Stas Koroliov make up @yukoUA. The band combines Ukrainian folk songs, collected by folklorists and Yulia, with EDM, creating a genre of its own.
Listen to: Vesnianka
Here’s a fun past time: Try to keep up with @alinapashofficial’s rapping. Her music, a mix of hip-hop and electronica, is also influenced by traditional Ukrainian folk songs.
Listen to: Bitanga
Nata Zhyzhchenko learned about folk music and instruments from her grandfather, inspiring the name of @onuka.official, which means granddaughter. The band meshes together folk and electronic music. If you’re typically not one for electronic music, give Onuka a shot — it’s easy to listen to but still creative and captivating.
Listen to: Vidlik