Music as an expression of the Ukrainian Soul

Report WFWP Belgium Event on 18th June 2022

It was to a full audience, after more than two years, that WFWP Belgium held its first event on “Music as an Expression of the Ukrainian Soul”. The assembly was very international too hailing from Belgium, Ukraine France, Italy, Angola, Congo, Togo, Cameroun, Nepal, Japan, USA and Ireland.

Mrs Tetiana Andrushchenko, WFWP founder in Ukraine, took everyone on a lively trip through traditional and present-day Ukrainian music, illustrating the specificity and beauty of Ukrainian musical instruments. In addition, Mrs Bissera Delens, accompanied by her husband on the piano sang a beautiful Ukrainian song making it possible for each one to edge closer in depth to the Ukrainian soul.

Afterward, some recent interpretations of the Ukrainian national anthem were played and there was also a possibility for audience participation as everyone sang another heart-warming song prepared by Mrs Andrushchenko together. She also shared a video of the Ukrainian winning song ‘Stefiana’ at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. She helped each one to replace the words and the scenes in the context of the current war in Ukraine. Her conclusion drew a parallel between the creation of the Little Angels Group just after the Korean War and her wish for a similar development towards peace in Ukraine.

The guests then all enjoyed some refreshments and long sharings on the terrace while also participating in a raffle game to raise money to support people in Ukraine.

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