Torban is a band that is respectful to traditional music. It is named after the torban - "burgundy bandura". This incredibly beautiful string-tweezer musical instrument (lute family) was popular among the gentry in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The basis of Torban music is ancient songs found in archival materials. They are rather ritual: carols, freckles, for Midsummer day (Ivana Kupala Day), for weddings, etc, because it's full of archaic, pre-Christian content. Every song is carefully listened to and studied and only after it's done we provide arrangements to fulfil songs with new colors and contemporary sound, but with the maximum preservation of melody, rhythm, and text.