Zelensky Appears At Grammys Via Video From Bunker, Gives Speech About Music & War
“The war. What’s more opposite to music?”
In a dramatic address at the Grammy Awards, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged American musicians to utilize their skills to“tell the truth about” Russia’s attack on his nation.
According to Deadline, the part was filmed in a bunker two days ago and then moved around to several locations to guarantee that no one could determine where the footage originated. It eventually made its way to Las Vegas to where it was played at the show.
“On our land, we are fighting Russia which brings horrible silence with its bombs. The dead silence,” he continues.. “Fill the silence with your music. Fill it today, to tell our story. Support us in any way you can. Any, but not silence. And then peace will come.”
Additionally, Zelensky depicted the significantly different lifestyles of Ukrainian artists who have responded their country’s call to arms as compared to those who were in attendance at the ritzy awards event in Las Vegas.
“Our musicians wear body armor instead of tuxedos. They sing to the wounded. In hospitals. Even to those who can’t hear them. But the music will break through anyway,” The Ukrainian President says. “Anyway, we defend out freedom. To live. To love. To sound.”
Finally, Zelensky ended off his speech by mentioning various Ukrainian cities, and then stating “I have dream of them living, and free. Free like you on the Grammy stage.”
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