A Kobzar (Ukrainian: кобзар) was an itinerant bard who sang to his own accompaniment. Kobzar literally means ‘kobza player’, a Ukrainian stringed instrument of the lute family, and more broadly — a performer of the musical material associated with the kobzar tradition. The institution of the kobzardom essentially ended in the mid 1930s during Stalin's radical transformation of rural society which included the liquidation of the kobzars of Ukraine.
Dear John (3 stars) Standard chick flick. I didn't find the characters very likable, therefore I wasn't drawn into the romance. It all seemed so superficial to me. The connection was rushed. I did enjoy the reluctant love and eventual respect between John and his dad. The acting is good. Average movie that the ladies in the house think is a marvelous movie.