Pasiuha, Stepan

Image - The Kobzars Stepan Pasiuha, Ivan Kuchuhura-Kucherenko, Pavlo Hashchenko, and Petro Drevchenko. Image - Opanas Slastion: drawing of Kobzar Stepan Pasiuha (1910).

Pasiuha, Stepan [Пасюга, Степан; Pasjuha], b 11 December 1862 in Velyka Pysarivka, Bohodukhiv county, Kharkiv gubernia, d 1933 in Velyka Pysarivka. Kobzar. His repertoire included the dumas about the widow and her three sons, the captives' lament, and the flight of the three brothers from Azov. In 1911–12 he gave concerts in Kyiv, Poltava, Myrhorod, and other towns. His repertoire was written down by Filaret Kolessa. Pasiuha’s students included Ivan Kucherenko-Kuchuhura and Yehor Movchan.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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