VOLYA is a Belarusian folk group based in Seattle, Washington (USA). It was created in 2009 with the mission of introducing people of the Pacific Northwest to the beauty and richness of Belarusian folklore. Group’s repertoire consists of traditional songs from different regions of Belarus, with a particular emphasis on ancient Belarusian songs, many with roots in pre-Christian and Medieval times, which it performs in authentic style.
The group is proud to wear original hand-made traditional folk costumes created in the late XIX century and donated to VOLYA by villagers from Palesse region.
The group has four members, most of them with deep connections to Belarus and its culture. All members of the group are constanly participating, performing and supporting groups, bands and muscal projects that are taking place in the Pacific Northwest region.