Home > Does your motherland know: Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra on Eurovision mission

Culture
Does your motherland know: Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra on Eurovision mission

Description

With their mishmash of traditional folk and hip hop, Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra are eyeing the top prize at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Their song, "Stefania", was written in 2021 by the band's frontman, rapper Oleh Psiuk, as a tribute to his mother. But the song has taken on new meaning for the country nearing its third month of war.

Added on the 12/05/2022 18:11:49 - Copyright : AFP EN

To customise your video :

Or Create an account

More videos on the subject

  • On a 'cultural mission': Kyiv orchestra starts European tour

    Ahead of their first concert since the start of Russia's invasion, members of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra voice hope that their music will heal troubled souls and boost Ukrainian culture. The men in the orchestra have been granted special dispensation from Ukrainian authorities to leave the country as martial law is in place in Ukraine.

    21/04/2022 - AFP EN
  • 'Our music conquers Europe!': Ukrainians celebrate country’s Eurovision win

    Ukraine’s Eurovision victory came as a boost to morale in a country shaken by war. But some stressed it’s important that concrete help follows suit.

    15/05/2022 - Euronews EN
  • For residents of Kyiv, Eurovision win offers little 'ray of happiness'

    Kyiv residents get an unexpected boost after Ukraine swept to victory at the Eurovision Song Contest with an infectious hip-hop folk melody. The win has raised spirits in the embattled nation which fighting off a Russian invasion that has killed thousands and displaced millions of people.

    15/05/2022 - AFP EN
  • Ukraine's Eurovision winners celebrate 'important victory' for their nation

    'The victory is very important to Ukraine, especially this year,' says Kalush Orchestra frontman, Oleh Psiuk, after winning the Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine with an infectious hip-hop folk melody. The band received special authorisation from Ukraine's government to attend Eurovision, since men of fighting age are prohibited from leaving the country, but that permit expires in two days. Psiuk said he was not sure what awaited the band as war rages back home.

    15/05/2022 - AFP EN
  • Eurovision win shows 'immense public support' for Ukraine: NATO deputy chief

    Before the start of the Atlantic Alliance foreign ministers' meeting in Berlin, Nato's Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana says Ukraine's win in the Eurovision Song Contest shows the "immense public support" for the country in its battle against Russia. SOUNDBITE

    15/05/2022 - AFPTV - First images

More videosCulture

Watch video of A 16-year-old French Volunteer Archaeologist Has Found A Human Adult Tooth Dating Back Around 560,000 Years In Southwestern France, In What Researchers Hailed As A "major Discovery" Tuesday. - French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth - Label : AFP EN  -
Culture

French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth

28/07/2015 21:22:29