DZIDZIO prayed for Ukraine
Mykhailo Khoma (DZIDZIO), together with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine under the guidance of conductor Oksana Lyniv, started to work on the “National Anthem of Ukraine” project a few months ago. The work was held at the Kyiv Recording House, the only place in Ukraine where more than a hundred musicians and choirs can be recorded simultaneously.
While working on the National Anthem, Mykhailo came up with the idea to write the Spiritual Anthem of Ukraine “Great God, You are the only one, save Ukraine for us”. It was unrealistic to do so in such a short timeframe, however, Mykhailo insisted:
“In the process of preparing the project of the National Anthem of Ukraine, at some point I realized that I should definitely record the Spiritual Anthem of Ukraine as well.” We have made a wonderful team together with young talented musicians from all over Ukraine and they performed the prayer “Great God, You are the only one…” with me for the first time”.
We finished our work on the “Prayer” on a special day – the Annunciation. The video was directed by a longtime friend of Mykhailo – Volodymyr Shurubura. As the main location a landmark of history and spirituality St. Sophia Cathedral (Sophia of Kyiv) was chosen, the site of a special spiritual power that protects the people of Ukraine. ”The Prayer for Ukraine“ is an extra-terrestrial super-powerful force that will help all Ukrainians live through these difficult times that have now fallen unto Ukraine’s and the world’s fate.
Give him freedom,
Give him fortune,
Give the good world,
God, give happiness to the people,
And many, many years of life!
DZIDZIO – Pray for Ukraine on YouTube
DZIDZIO is a popular Ukrainian singer, songwriter, actor, director and movie producer. The number of views on DZIDZIO’s YouTube channel reaches more than 400,000,000. He is one of the first Ukrainian artists to gather his fans and perform at the full Arena Lviv stadium, has dozens of music awards and three “Golden Jigsaws” of the Ukrainian Film Academy for the films “DZIDZIO Kontrabas” and “DZIDZIO FIRST TIME”
Oksana Lyniv – Chief Conductor of the Graz Opera House (Austria), Founder, Conductor and Art Director of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine / YsOU, Founder and Art Director of LvivMozArt International Festival, Lviv, Ukraine.
Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine / YsOU – Founded in 2016 by the initiative of Oksana Lyniv, the participants are from 12 to 22 years old and frequently take part in the most famous world and Ukrainian projects. During the recording of the State and Spiritual Anthems of Ukraine, musicians from Kremenets, Kyiv, Ternopil, Lviv, Starobilsk, Severodonetsk, Dnipro, Donetsk, Ivano-Frankivsk and Kharkiv participated in this DZIDZIO project.
Director: Volodymyr Shurubura.
Arrangement: Bohdan Reshetilov, Oksana Lyniv, Serhiy Nesteruk, Mykhailo Khoma, Nazarii Huk (Yulik).
Sound producer, recording, arranging and mastering: Vitaliy Telezin.
“Great God, You are the only one” or Prayer for Ukraine – lyrics by Olexandr Konissky, music by Mykola Lysenko,
Special thanks to Nelia Kukovalska, Director of “Sofia Kyiv” Reserve.