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Songs for Ukraine - Obiymy
“I lie on the floor, washed by nothing and hanging on. I cry at night. I am afraid of hearing voices, or a voice. I have come to the edge, of the land. I could get pushed over.”
― Margaret Atwood
This song Obiymy (Embrace Me) was written by Sviatoslav Vakarchuk (the lead singer of the Ukrainian rock band, Okean Elzy). That’s all I am going to say, except it is gorgeous.
Idea: Oleg Navolniev.
Vocal: Ivan Rozin, Olga Chernienko.
Guitars: Ivan Rozin, Oleg Navolniev, Ivan Marchenko.
Children's choir: Veronika Ivanova, Nazar Kitcha, Yegor Turcheniak, Kira Chystakhovska, Nazar Yanovski, Yeva Matiushenko.
Choir leader — Vasyl Rudenko.
String Quartet: Yulia Bun-Volkotrub (violin), Oksana Zhurkina (violin), Anastasia Konotop (cello), Olena Grechka (viola).
Videographers: Alyona Khrenova @alyonakhrenova, Oleksandr Strelchuk fb/oleksandrstrelchuk, Sergiy Lomosa @sergey_lomosa.
Photographers: Sergiy Mykhalchuk @sergi_mykhalchuk, Stas Yurchenko, Graty, @mrcoffeemaniac, Kateryna Moskalyuk @kathryn_moskalyuk, Petro Chekal @_writing.light_, Aliona Grom, city of Bucha, @grom_alena, Pavlo Dorogoy, Kharkiv,
Depositphotos Locations and Backstage: Aliona Korol. Sound recording — IQtech sound company: Oleksandr Vasenko, Oleksandr Ponomariov, Oleksii Boiko.
Thanks for the help in the project: Dyrektsiya Parkiv Communal Enterprise, Head of Department — Valentyn Gyrych, Café Dacha, Liudmyla Fit, Olena Gavrysh, Iryna Anatoliivna, Ganna Rozina.
Special thanks to Sviatoslav Vakarchuk and the Okean Elzy music band for the great song and the inspiration.