Ukrainian artists record music on the front lines

Front studio for military musicians from the Cultural desant
Front studio for military musicians from the Cultural desant

Over 1,000 artists are not only serving in the Ukrainian forces but also continuing their artistic endeavors through the Frontline Studio project, which aims to produce and promote music crafted in the heat of battle.

The Frontline Studio, a mobile recording facility conceptualized by the Cultural Desant association, allows for the creation of music albums and interactive YouTube content directly from war zones.

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Cultural Forces
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Cultural Forces

"In such challenging circumstances, artists face limited opportunities for developing and showcasing their creativity; they need support," says Mykolay Serha, head of the Cultural Desant.

To date, the project has produced fourteen episodes, with all tracks recorded in the mobile studio near the combat zone. Viewers can tune into the Cultural Forces Music channel on YouTube to watch episodes hosted by Serha and Oleksandr Chemerov.

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Cultural Forces

"Nearly all filming occurred near the front line, and at times our microphones captured the sounds of battle," Chemerov noted.

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The team has visited several significant and emotionally charged war sites across Ukraine, including the ruined Specialized School No. 134 in Kharkiv and the desolate Ascension Church in the village of Lukashivka, along with the Orihiv Monument.

The project features a diverse range of musical genres, from romances and rock ballads to lullabies, punk, opera, and rap. Throughout the summer, as new episodes are released on YouTube, all songs will also be available on major streaming platforms.

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