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Songs 4 Ukraine
Supporting the people of Ukraine through music

The “Songs 4 Ukraine” initiative was born of shock, heartache, and frustration. I was appalled by what was happening in Ukraine but wondered how I could help. I’m not wealthy, I have no political connections, and I’m too old to put my boots on the ground.

“Songs for Ukraine” is my answer to that question. It is based on the belief that what is best about humanity - our empathy, compassion, and creativity - is exemplified in song. One human voice raised in song - no matter the language, culture, race, or religion - can move us to tears - remind us that what we share far outweighs our differences.

 

The challenge for me then was how best to reach past all the pain to build a “Music Bridge” that would use songs to accomplish four goals:
 

  • Create awareness, empathy, and the desire to help by sharing the stories and music of Ukrainian musicians. I want my readers and listeners to get to know the Ukrainians I am interviewing - to see, understand, and care about them not as strangers, but as co-travelers.
     

  • Encourage musicians from around the world to lend their voices to a collective song raised in opposition to war, and in support of the belief that each of us has the right to lead a happy, fulfilling, and healthy life.
     

  • Develop and offer immersive, interactive musical experiences that educate, tell a story, and make a variety of music-based resources available.
     

  • Develop a musical community in both physical and virtual realities where musicians can gather to create, share, learn from one another and perform.

 

To contribute go to https://gofund.me/26920e97

Thoughts and suggestions? Please email me at JenaBall@CritterKin.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenaia.morane

 

For more information on the “Songs for Ukraine” project and to learn how you can get involved, please visit:

https://BraidedLives.com

Contact Jena Ball (Jenaia Morane):

Email: JenaBall@CritterKin.com

Phone: 919-454-9917

Inworld: Jenaia Morane (IMs are occasionally capped so notecards are a good idea)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenaia.morane/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JenaiaMorane

Additional Information

Inara Pet: See Inara Pey’s blog post: https://modemworld.me/2022/04/16/songs-for-ukraine-in-second-life/

 

Second Life Destination Guide: https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/10573-second-life-destinations-braided-lives/

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