(biography, photos, videos) Natalia Zhizhchenko and Evgeny Filatov
ONUKA is not only the name of a popular Ukrainian ethno-fusion group, but also the stage name of the talented singer, soloist of the eponymous team
Soon Zhizhchenko showed a talent for creating songs. Since the age of ten she began writing the first tunes donated by the parents of the synthesizer. At that age the girl received her first major award in the competition of young talents «New names of Ukraine», having performed «the Nightingale». The family encouraged the achievements of beloved daughter and often spoiled her very exciting games for consoles «Dendy», which, like any child her age, Natasha simply adored.
Despite frequent touring and a serious passion for music, it had no effect on school performance. Young artist literally on the fly grasped the new information that allowed her to finish high school with a gold medal. A popular certificate and knowledge of several languages could easily afford to enroll in any University of the country, but she has decided to devote his life to the beloved. Natalia filed documents at the Kyiv national University of culture and arts on the specialty of ethnoculturology.
In 2014, she became a teacher at the music school «Smart School» where he taught children to play the flute. That though as-that to interest the young audience at each session, the singer invited the musicians playing different folk instruments. But the career of the teacher of the girl refused, realizing that she was more interested in making music and to teach older people.
Start vocal career of Natalia Zhizhchenko was given in 2002, when her older brother Alexander, founded the musical collective «
Together with the former participant of the project «Maneken Eugene Filatov in 2013, she created and founded the group «
The singer connects this phenomenon with the appearance of a group of guys in a lot similar to the popular heroes of paintings in the style of «anime», which is home to Japan. At the end of the year, the band released a full album under the same name «ONUKA» and went on tour. Due to the difficult political situation, the guys decided to cancel his Russian tour despite the fact that there the team has already formed a large number of fans.
The group has achieved considerable success and recognition in a relatively short period of its existence. And this is largely due to the talented singer Natalia, who has created a unique and memorable way. The country praised her talent and chose the project of the «ONUKA» contest for participation in the European festival «Sziget», which will be held from 10 to 17 August in the city of Budapest.
ONUKA: personal life
Natalia Zhizhchenko meeting with Evgeniy Filatov became crucial not only in music but also in his personal life. The artists met in 2008 and have since maintained a serious romantic relationship that continues to this day.