Despite fears that the large-scale invasion of Russia would cause a reduction in the volumes of art Ukrainians produce, the exact opposite has happened. In particular, Ukrainian musicians reacted instantly by creating a myriad of songs in response to the full-scale war to keep up the combat spirit of their fellow citizens and advocate for the world’s support for Ukraine through such a universal means as music.
2022 has become the year when the world has become most invested in Ukrainian music and culture, and Ukrainians themselves decided to cut ties with anything to do with Russia and embrace their own music scene, all this fueling a phenomenal rise in the available audience for the Ukrainian artists. Ukrainian folk rap band Kalush won the Eurovision Song Contest, and this also contributed to the interest increase of listeners abroad.
Ukrainians are living through some of the most horrific times in their history, and they cannot keep silent about it. Their music speaks of loss and tragedy but also of bravery, resilience, and will to live despite all hardships.
UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.
If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.
NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.
How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:
👉🏻 Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc);
👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);
👉🏻 UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)
👉🏻 Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);
👉🏻 Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army);
👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – https://bit.ly/3RvWSd0 (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).