Thursday, October 26, 2006

Video of Okean Elzy's musical statement on the politics of the nation

A video of that Okean Elzy song, Veseli Chasi (Jolly Times), mentioned in my previous post has been posted on YouTube here .

Nice to see a return of the Orange Revolution sentiment, "Razom nas bahato" (Together we are many) ...

The Okean Elzy song, btw, is outstanding, as are the visuals. What struck me is that, unlike most contemporary songs, this one keeps to the Ukrainian musical tradition of repeating the refrain twice. Somehow that seems to give the message so much more impact.

Let's hope that this song does fulfil its promise to effect social change, and that more will follow.

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