Artists and musicians continue to support Ukraine in the war against Russia

[This was my column for GlobalNews.ca . AC]

The strength and resolve of the people of Ukraine in their fight against Russian invaders have galvanized support all over the world.

These are tough, tough folks who will have none of Vladimir Putin’s nonsense and are working together to maintain their right to sovereignty.

Maintaining morale in the face of this invasion is not easy, especially when hypersonic missiles are destroying civilian targets. But sometimes, music is able to come to the rescue — at least for a little while.

Here are some of the many examples we’ve seen so far.

The cellar violinist

Before this madness began, Very Lytovchenko was a violinist with the Kharkiv City Opera Orchestra as well as a highly regarded music teacher. She’s been forced to live in the basement of her apartment building to escape the relentless bombing. That, however, hasn’t stopped her from YouTubing her recitals in an act of defiance.

There’s lots more. Keep reading.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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