Concert of "Songs born in ATO zone": Ukraine's capital is listening to songs inspired by Donbas war
Society18:18 Sep. 23, 2016
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Ukraine's capital is listening to songs inspired by Donbas war

The live concert "Songs born in ATO zone" was presented in Kyiv for the first time

The show "Songs born in ATO zone" was presented in Kyiv's Zhovtnevyi Palats concert hall. Among the performers - soldiers and volunteers. The majority of them have no musical background or education. And the songs were created whilst serving or living on or near the frontline, military hospitals, even in captivity. As the singers confess, some of the songs really helped to get through difficult times of war.

Spectators in the concert hall are old friends of the performers - soldiers, doctors, volunteers, everyone who was seen on the frontline. Tickets to the show were invites only, for those who really know what 'war' really means.

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The idea to gather and record songs, born in the ATO zone, appeared in the city of Dnipro. It's the region which sent the largest number of soldiers to serve in east Ukraine - 25 thousand. Significantly, it suffered the most losses of lives.

"Music education is not important. The main thing is your soul"Volodymyr Semyshkin, holder of the Order of Courage and concert performer, said

"We had much time on our hands, the situation inspired us to create these songs", Stanislav Paplinskyi, concert performer, added.

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Khrystyna Panasiuk, another performer, says her guitar is her weapon and she is sure that music is the best way to communicate feelings in war.

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