President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky asked artists not to shut up through a video at the 2002 Grammy

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

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At first it was believed that the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskywould appear last Sunday at the ceremony of the Oscar Awards 2022. However, that did not happen until today at the awards grammys 2022 during a recording that was projected at the ceremony and where the president He asked the artists not to shut up.

In the midst of the global conflict that exists between Russia and Ukrainethe president of the latter, Volodymyr Zelensky appeared in a pre-recorded video during the 2022 Grammy ceremony held in the city of Las Vegas. Almost a minute and it took la National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to allow the leader, who also dedicated time to the artistic medium, to send a message in the midst of the conflict in which his country finds itself at the moment.

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“What is the most contrary to music? The silence of destroyed cities and murdered people… Our musicians wear bulletproof vests instead of tuxedos. They sing to the wounded in hospitals, even those who cannot hear them. But the music will come either way. In our land we are fighting against Russia, which brings a horrible silence with its bombs. The silent death. Fill the silence with your music… Support us in any way you can, but not with silence. And peace will come… Ukrainian citizens dream of living and being free, free like you on the stage of grammys”, were part of the words of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky and in which he asks artists not to remain silent.

Immediately afterwards appeared John Legendwho played on the piano and sang the song “Free“. Without a doubt the Academy of grammys made clear the unconditional support for the President of Ukraine and all citizens, who today live one of the most important conflicts in its history.

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