As the people of Ukraine fight for their freedom, people across the world continue to search for ways to help, including through the universal language of music.
VIDEOS BY INSPIRE MORE
For British musician Kerenza Peacock, that meant organizing “an international violin choir of support.” She reached out to several young musicians on Instagram, asking them to send her videos of themselves playing a Ukrainian folk song called “Verbovaya Doschechka.” She was hopeful that enough people would be interested to pull it off, but soon enough, her inbox was flooded with submissions.
“Watching each video as it arrived in my inbox was very emotional,” Kerenza said. “It is like everyone is praying with their violins.”
In the end, she managed to put together a beautiful video featuring 94 violinists from 29 countries, several of which were in bomb shelters in Ukraine as they played. The video has gone on to receive over 300,000 views and is being used as a way to encourage donations to various charities that are helping Ukraine and her people.
Watch their moving, collaborative performance below and don’t forget to share.
Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.