Huz, Petro

Huz, Petro [Huz’], b 7 October 1898 in Liutenka, Hadiach county, Poltava gubernia, d 2 May 1959 in Liutenka. Kobzar. Having lost his sight in early childhood, he learned to play the bandura from Mykhailo Kravchenko and became an active kobzar after the Revolution of 1917, giving concerts in villages and cities throughout Ukraine. In 1940 he joined the State Ethnographic Ensemble of Bandurysts. Besides the traditional kobzar songs, his repertoire included Soviet ‘folk’ songs, some of which were of his own composition.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1989).]

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