I heard this the other night on Dandelion Radio.
It’s an old shellac 78; pre-vinyl, so pre-WWII at least.
It’s by an choral group called Ukrainian Chorus, and the song is called Ukraine We Will Free.
The tone is exemplary – no sentimentality, no posturing.
Just dignified, spiritual, and resolute. There is something of the devotional quality of JS Bach’s Mass in B minor in this, and something of the dignity of Paul Robeson.
It really is exceptional.
I couldn’t track it down, but the DJ on Dandelion very kindly sent me the download link; and I’ve uploaded the MP3 here:
The Ukrainians have been dealing with Russian imperialism for centuries. Taras Shevchenko was writing about murderous Russian imperialism in Ukraine over <170 years ago>; and we all know, or ought to know, about Stalin’s Holodomor.
The Ukrainians need money, long-life food and medicines. They also need more ammo, but let’s just send them what we can.