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A Prayer for Ukraine
Finding your voice at 72
Many of you know I host a “Songs for Ukraine” group on Facebook. The group has been slowly but steadily growing to include not only musicians but people from all walks of life from all parts of the world who want to share their thoughts, feelings, and support for Ukraine. If you would like to join us, click this link:
Yesterday, I received this remarkable song from a new member. His name is Richard Osband and the piece is entitled, Earth Mother: A Prayer for Ukraine. It is hauntingly beautiful, especially given the special circumstances under which it was created. I’ll let Richard tell the story below.
“I live in Glastonbury UK but am the Foundation President of Dom Przebudzen, a healing centre in Poland, which my wife started building before she died in 2018.
“I started writing poems in 2021 during lockdown at age 72. During a visit to Poland, we started jamming to one of my poems. It became a song we then recorded at a friend’s studio in Poland.
“Earth Mother was the second song we did. It arose out of my strong feelings about the war. We have a third song we are recording at the end of October.
I found my voice at 72. You’re never too old!”
Earth Mother Details
Lyrics and melody by Richard Osband
Produced by the Dom Przebudzen band (the band of the Dom Przebudzeń awakening centre).
To learn more about the Don Prezebudzeri Awakening Center, visit: https://www.domprzebudzen.pl/en/
Many thanks to Richard and his gifted friends for sharing this song.
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