Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Grammys: “Our musicians wear bulletproof vests instead of tuxedos and sing in hospitals”

We may have associated the awards with brilliance and optimism, but yesterday’s Grammy Awards showed us how an event can (if it really wants to) send a strong anti-war message.

After all, the power of such ceremonies is enormous and it is important that this power be harnessed for the common good.

The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyyso she may not have appeared at the Oscars as many expected, but she intervened via video message at yesterday’s Grammy Awards, asking those who watched her to support her country in any way they can.

His touching speech was a message of peace and a plea to all to help his country as long as it is at war with Russia.


“The war. What is the exact opposite of music? “The silence of the devastated cities and the dead,” said the president, who appeared in the video wearing a khaki T-shirt.

“Our musicians wear bulletproof vests instead of tuxedos. They sing for the wounded in hospitals, even for those who cannot hear them. “But the music is heard regardless of the circumstances,” he said.

“We defend our freedom to live, to love, to be heard. On our land we are fighting Russia which with its bombs is causing a horrible silence. A silence of death. Fill the silence with your music. Fill it in today to tell our story. Tell the truth about the war on social media, on TV. Support us in any way you can. Anyone, but not in silence. “And then peace will come.”

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