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Yuriy Gurzhy's wonderful reflection after the German premiere "Song fro Babyn Yar"

"Wenn ich meine Heimatstadt Charkiw erwähne, kann ich nicht darüber schweigen, dass es seit dem 24. Februar dieses Jahres kaum einen Tag gegeben hat, an dem dort nicht bombardiert wurde. Aber unter unseren Texten gibt es auch solche, die sich heute fast wie Prophezeiungen anhören, vor allem die Stelle, wo Mariana betont, wie wichtig es sei, eigene Geschichte mit all ihren dunklen Seiten zu akzeptieren und sich damit auseinander zu setzen, damit sie nicht wieder von den anderen manipuliert wird …"

https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/yuriy-gurzhys-kriegstagebuch-56-wie-misst-man-die-stille/28583324.html

Dear all,

I promised to write reports - I'm sorry that I don't have time to do it regularly

Thank you foreverything!

I want so much to be able to thank each and every one of YOU personally - I am moved to tears every time your donations arrive.

Radiosets bought in June with your donations saved lives!
This message came to me (to all of us):

"The guys came under fire and, if it weren't for communication, we wouldn't have been able to quickly evacuate them from that place.“


 
The last time I was writing about my brother's situation
Together with your donations and those collected during the concerts during the period 8.06-1.08 we have got:
                                                         22896.56 EURO !!!!! Thank you!!!!!!

With Yaroslav Orban, Anna Yarmolenko, Ulyana and Denis, using this money, we bought and transferred to Ukraine:

-21 radiosets and chargers -13221.25
-2 helmets 940.00 (one for my close friend poet)
-1 bulletproof plates 599.95 for a father of 3 children
-3 quadrocopters 4268.75
- 1 minibus 2000.00
In addition, she transferred the money
-500 for the drone, for which the writer  Victoria Amelina collected donations
-300 in support of a musician from Severodonetsk who lost his home
-300 in support of the photographer from Mariupol, who lost everything, but, fortunately, finally is in safety!
-250 to a family from Mariupol, for the boy Yehor, who wrote a "war diary" and who also managed to be evacuated!!!!!
-250 in support of the mother, who lost her son in this war…….
-300 for a car for the battalion of film director Ostap Kostyuk
-1000 for the car, for which musician from Kharkiv Oleg Kadanov collected donations
-1,300 per car,  for which the writer Kateryna Kalytko collected donations
In addition, my brother was given 2 night vision device bought already back in April
And my concert in Warsaw became a drop that was added to the donations for the Bayraktar!

While this war continues, we will continue to do everything to save the lives of our relatives and to defeat the evil that is trying to wipe us off the face of the earth
I work mainly with artists who either defend our free world with weapons in their hands, or volunteer to support the army.


THANK YOU! SLAVA UKRAINI! STAND WITH UKRAINE!
If you will be able to support us, you can transfer your donations  to me, or immediately to my friends Ukraine:

Writer Kateryna Kalytko PayPal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Musician Oleg Kadanov PayPal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Writer Serhii Zhadan PayPal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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PS: Starting from the February 24, we collected collected 197 400,00 Euros, bought and delivered to Ukraine 59 thermal vision devices, 94 radio sets, 5 drones, 3 cars and joined the fundraiser for 7 cars and a drone. This is not taking into account medical supplies, helmets, body armor, etc. THANK YOU
Special thanks to Theresa Heussen, who helps me not get lost in these incredible amounts , organize all the accounts and document every cent!


Art Against War
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Ihr alle lieben,

Ich habe versprochen, Berichte zu schreiben - es tut mir leid, dass ich keine Zeit habe, dies regelmäßig zu tun…

Danke für alles!

Ich möchte mich so sehr bei jedem Einzelnen von EUCH persönlich bedanken - ich bin jedes Mal zu Tränen gerührt, wenn Eure Spenden ankommen.

Im Juni haben wir mit Euren Spenden Funkgeräte gekauft und haben Leben gerettet!
Diese Nachricht kam zu mir (und damit auch zu Euch):

„Die Jungs gerieten unter Beschuss und ohne die Kommunikation hätten wir sie nicht schnell von diesem Ort evakuieren können.“

 

Das letzte Mal schrieb ich Euch über die Situation meines Bruders – danach, im Zeitraum 8.06-1.08  haben wir 22.896,56 EURO gesammelt!!!!!
Vielen Dank!!!!!!!
Aus diesen Mitteln haben wir zusammen mit Yaroslav Orban, Anna Yarmolenko, Ulyana und Denis gekauft und in die Ukraine transportiert:
- 21 Funkgeräte 13.221,25€
- 2 Helme 940 € (einer für meinen engen Dichter-Freund )
- 1 Set Schutzsplatten 599,95€ für einen Vater von 3 Kindern
- 3 Quadcopter 4268,75€ für den Ehemann von Anna Yarmolenko
- 1 Kleinbus 2000 €
Außerdem überwies Ich:
- 500€ für eine Drohne, eine Sammlung der Schriftstellerin Victoria Amelina
- 300€ zur Unterstützung eines Musikers aus Severodonetsk, der sein Haus  verlor
300€ zur Unterstützung eines Fotografen aus Mariupol, der alles verloren hat, aber glücklicherweise endlich in Sicherheit ist!
- 250€ an eine Familie aus Mariupol, für den Jungen Yehor, der ein "Kriegstagebuch" geschrieben hat und dem es auch gelang ist sich in Sicherheit zu bringen!!!!!
- 250€ zur Unterstützung der Mutter, deren Sohn im Krieg gefallen ist…..
- 300€ für ein Auto der Einheit des Filmregisseurs Ostap Kostyuk
- 1000€ für ein Auto, gesammelt durch den Musiker aus Charkiw Oleg Kadanov (Er wird im Oktober in Köln auf dem URBÄNG Festival auftreten)
- 1300€ für ein Auto, gesammelt durch die Schriftstellerin Kateryna Kalytko

Außerdem erhielt mein Bruder noch im April zwei Wärmebildkameras, die wir gekauft hatten.
Und mein Konzert in Warschau konnte ein wenig helfen, die Summe zum Kauf der Drohne Bayraktar zusammen zu bekommen!

Während dieser Krieg andauert, werden wir weiterhin alles in unserer Macht stehende tun, um das Leben unserer Verwandten zu retten und das Böse zu besiegen, das versucht, uns zu vernichten.

 

Ich arbeite hauptsächlich mit Künstler*innen zusammen, die entweder unsere freie Welt mit Waffen in der Hand verteidigen oder freiwillig die Armee unterstützen.
Wenn Ihr Menschen kennt, die uns unterstützen wollen, könnt Ihr sie gerne an uns weiterleiten, oder sofort in die Ukraine an meine Freunde*innen.

Dank des großartigen Pfarrers Hans Mörter könnt Ihr größere Spenden auch an den Förderverein Südstadt-Leben e.V.  überweisen und erhaltet eine Spendenbescheinigung. Die Mittel werden dann auch für unser Engagement für die Ukraine eingesetzt.

Förderverein Südstadt-Leben e.V.
Konto:
Südstadt-Leben e.V.
IBAN: DE09 3506 0190 10134 76  019
Stichwort: „Humanitäre Hilfe –Art Against War/Mariana“


Oder sofort in die Ukraine für

Schriftstellerin Kateryna Kalytko PayPal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Musiker Oleg Kadanov PayPal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Schriftsteller Serhii Zhadan PayPal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dokumentarfilmemacher Ulyana Ursa und Denys Strashnyi PayPal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DANKE!  STAND WITH UKRAINE! SLAVA UKRAINI!
PS: Seid dem 24. Februar 2022 haben wir 197.400,00 Euro gesammelt!
Und 59 Wärmebildkameras, 94 Funkgeräte, 5 Drohnen, 3 Autos gekauft und in die Ukraine geliefert und an der Spendenaktion für 7 Autos und eine Drohne teilgenommen. Dies berücksichtigt nicht Medikamente, Helme, Schutzwesten usw. DANKE!!!
Besonderen Dank an Theresa Heußen, die mir hilft, mich in diesen unglaublichen Beträgen nicht zu verlieren und alle Rechnungen zu organisieren und jeden Cent zu dokumentieren!


Art Against War
Bank transfer:
Maryana Sadovska
IBAN DE12500502011235532478 Swift BIC HELADEF1822
Bank 1822direkt
Borsigallee 19
60388 Frankfurt am Main
Per Paypal:
   
Contact:
Mail: Telefon: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0157 3013 2991

 

A special concert for Ukraine will be held tomorrow during the Rudolstadt Festival, Germany's largest world music festival. Amazing, amazing musicians will join their talents and strength. I can not stop tocry, that Mark Tokar will be not with us.

Despite the very difficult situation, we decided not to give up this performance.

Why - I tried to explain in this my "statement"

I will begin this statement with the words of Serhii Zhadan, who will receive the German Booksellers' Peace Prize this year.
"It is clear that they came to destroy us. This is a war of annihilation. We have no right to lose it. If Ukraine does not win, there will be no more Ukrainian culture and art, no literature and music, no more Ukraine!"

Most of our artist friends do not currently have the opportunity to perform, give concerts, create performances and participate in art projects. Most of them made their choice and remain in Ukraine! They stay in Ukraine and, either with weapons in their hands or as a volunteer, fight for independence and freedom. They defend the CHOICE of Ukrainians to live in a civilized world, they also defend our peaceful life here in Europe,  so we can work, create, organize and participate in festivals!

Our friends in Ukraine are resisting, putting "body and soul", dying in the fight against the most barbaric army, whose criminal murders are supported by the majority of Russians!

Starting from 2014 and with greater force from February 24th, Ukrainian musicians in Germany joined this struggle - performing and organizing demonstrations and solidarity actions, collecting and sending to Ukraine humanitarian aid, funds to support the Ukrainian army, buying bulletproof vests and hemostatic (blood-stopping) medicines, taking care of refugees, oppose Russian propaganda, giving numerous interviews etc.

And that is why, on March 3rd, when the Rudolstadt festival approached me with an offer to perform a concert during this largest  world music festival in Germany, I suggested inviting all of us, our entire "musical battalion“, which includes
award-winning stars Ganna Gryniva, Yuriy Gurzhy, Sveta Kundish, Viktoria Leléka, Tamara Lukasheva, Melanka Piroschik, Alexei Volinchik.

Many thanks to the festival for responding and supporting this idea! And now on July 9th, 2022, a historic concert will take place - during which Ukrainian music, the Ukrainian voice, the Ukrainian message will sound powerfully!

When I write Ukrainian, I do not mean ethnicity, more than 100 nationalities create the the richness of our polyphony, which is inseparable from the Crimean-Tatar, Jewish, Greek and Romani melos!
Special thanks for the willingness to support the ensemble from Donetsk "Dyvyna", which are forced to leave their home twice, saving children and lives from Russian bombs and missiles.

This action of solidarity is certainly a significant contribution to the resistance to Russian aggression in our cultural field!

A few days ago, we learned that the Russian group Pussy Riot is invited to the festival as well.

We cannot hide how painful it is for us.
For years, Russian culture has been and is being used to cover up crimes committed by the Russian state. In a recent interview, the director of the Hermitage, using military vocabulary, directly speaks, that the presence of Russian artists in the world is also a "special operation" and that it serves Russia's imperial narrative.

That is why Ukrainian artists are now appealing to all cultural institutions in Europe and the world to refrain from presenting Russian art, at least as long as Russian bombs and rockets destroy our theaters, museums, libraries, kill and rape the civilian population in Ukraine!

That is why Ukrainian artists refuse to participate in discussions and projects to which Russians are invited.

Wouldn't it be a sign of true solidarity if Russian artists, including the Pussy Riot, would give up their performances and tours in Europe in favor of Ukrainian artists?
If they do not see the possibility and sense of addressing their own people, if they can not find ways, how to tell the truth  about this war and  how to stop their fellow citizens, then wouldn't silence be a more dignified and appropriate reaction?

As long as the war continues, as long as Russian society has not borne collective responsibility for the actions of its leadership and for the actions of its army, while children continue to die in Ukraine - such a gesture of goodwill would be the truest manifestation of sorrow, true support and respect for all Ukrainian fellow musicians who died at the hands of the Russians, and those who are currently fighting for survival.


Such a gesture could become an example for other Russian artists.

I mean, it is cynical to invite the director Serebrennikov to stage plays at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. Especially after his scandalous remarks during the festival in Cannes.
It is cynical to organize a tour of Netrebko, who suddenly declares that she is "out of politics" and therefore cannot officially condemn the criminal actions of "her president“.

It is, the least, unethical to put Russian dissidents, who fled the country, live and work in Europe, in the same row with Ukrainians who remain in Ukraine, who resists,
who are killed.

Is it really impossible to bow  heads with a "minute of silence" in front of the terrible price that we in Ukraine pay for our desire to be free? Is it beyond the power of Russian artists to honor our heroic resistance in this way?

At the end, I will quote Serhiy Zhadan again: "We must win this war, we must protect our future. Therefore, now every manifestation of support for Ukrainian culture works for our victory.“

Mariana Sadovska
7.07.2022

 
 
 


 We began a series of concerts of Ukrainian music in Körber Stiftung in Hamburg, presenting the legend - Eugene Efremov and ensemble DREVO! Main feeling - gratitude. The next stop with dear DREVO and DYVYNA  during a festival in Norway on July 6-7. Among other things, we raised 805 Euros for a new violin (instead of the one destroyed by the war) for Serhiy Okhrimchuk. Thank you alll We conitue to resists!

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