Music from Ukraine, ranging across classical, contemporary, folk, punk, protests, solidarity events, flashmobs, and more

This list is an on-going project to provide links to music from Ukraine and anti-war musical interventions available online. It is also a place where we hope to gather online short videos of musical interventions and events in solidarity with the people of Ukraine enduring the Russian war. Contributors to researching this list include David Earll, Deborah Martin, Vadim Serebryany, and Patricia Zimmermann

DakhaBrakha, Ukrainian quartet who play contemporary folk/experimental fusion music

Cellist Yo Yo Ma protesting the Russian war against Ukraine outside the Russian Embassy in Washington DC

The Metropolitan Opera orchestra and singers perform the Ukrainian National Anthem before a performance of Verdi's Don Carlos at the end of February, 2022.

Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York sing for the cold open of Saturday Night Live on February 27, 2022.

A massive crowd gathers in Riga, Latvia to sing the Ukrainian National Anthem in front of the Russian Embassy.  The anthem was banned under the Soviets, and became the anthem of the 2014 Maidan uprising in Ukraine.

Members of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater sing the Ukrainian national anthem while volunteers fill sandbags for use in defensive positions in the city preparing for a Russian attack.

Classical music 250-musician flashmob perform the Ukraine National Anthem in London's Trafalgar Square on March 6, 2022.

Ukrainian violinist Vera Lytovchenko performs in the basement bomb shelter in Kharkiv as Russians invade.

A young girl sings the Disney song "Let It Go" in a bomb shelter in Ukraine.

Sting revives a song from forty years ago to protest the Russian war in Ukraine, on March 5, 2022.

Singer/songwriter Shirley Serban revises Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for solidarity with Ukraine.

Opera singers in Odessa sing the National Anthem at the barricades on March 9, 2022.

Cellist Yo Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax play Brahms for Ukraine, March 10, 2022

The Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra and Choir perform "The Golden Birch Tree Has Fallen Silent," with the tag line "This song will stop Russian soldiers." 

Ukrainian Folk Song Army Remix, performed by Andriy Khlyvniuk, lead singer of the Ukrainian band Boombox, who left his USA tour to defend Ukraine.  All royalties go to humanitarian aid in Ukraine.  Posted on March 4, 2022

Vladimir Horowitz, born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1903, plays "Traumerei" by Robert Schumann. This song was played on Soviet radios when Germany surrendered and World War II ended.

Sergei Prokofiev, composer and pianist, was born in 1891 in Sontsivka, Ukraine, in the Donbass region in the west.  He was known for his dissonant, virtuosic compositions across many genres of music. He died in 1953.

A video from the Polyphony Project at Lviv National University, Ukraine, the largest digital archive project of Ukrainian folk music.  https://www.polyphonyproject.com/en