In a few words, let's describe what we know about the Kalush Orchestra & the Rasmus.
Concepts: Kalush Orchestra is a Ukrainian folk music ensemble that was created in 2021 as a band of six musicians, as well as a spin-off of the "KALUSH" project, founded in 2019. The name comes from the city of Kalush, Oleg Psyuk's hometown in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.
Kalush Orchestra & the Rasmus: A Journey Through Ukrainian Culture
The Rasmus: a Finnish rock band that has been around since 1995. It became popular in the early 2000s with its hit single.
The Kalush Orchestra was the first Ukrainian orchestra to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2022. The Rasmus is the world's first and only Ukrainian-Finnish rock band. The Kalush Orchestra and The Rasmus collaborate to create a unique blend of Ukrainian and Finnish music that is not heard anywhere else in the world.
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Kalush Orchestra commented on this song in the description of its music video published on the 21st of October, 2022, "Combining the legendary rock song with the unique sound of Ukrainian folk, we created 'In The Shadows of Ukraine'.
What music groups created the song "In the Shadow of Ukraine"?
Original lyrics: 'They say that I must learn to kill before I can feel safe, but I'd rather kill myself than turn into their slave,' - reflects the feelings of Ukrainians during the long war in their country.
What is the meaning of the word "slave"?
Our mission is to let as many people as possible know about this war and the courage of the Ukrainian people. That's why we decided to shoot a video for this song. We believe that 'The sun will rise, and all enemies will disappear'. Glory to Ukraine!"
What do you think is the main purpose of the Kalush Orchestra & the Rasmus is?
- to reflect the feelings of Ukrainians during the long war
- to let as many people as possible know about this war
- to show the courage of the Ukrainian people
- to combine the rock with the sound of Ukrainian folk
"In The Shadows of Ukraine"
Write two - four words about this song.
What emotions does the music of the Kalush Orchestra & the Rasmus evoke for you? Do you think the music reflects the experience of Ukrainians?
Can you draw your emotions?
Watch the video of the original Rasmus song "In the Shadow"
Work together in pairs: What is one thing you learned about the Kalush Orchestra & the Rasmus from watching "In the Shadows of Ukraine"?