Songs of Wounding Solidarity Concert for Ukraine


Allianz Kulturstiftung and Outernational, in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, are organizing an event in solidarity with Ukraine: Our thoughts are with all those who are suffering from this war – both inside and outside the country. A war against Ukraine is a war against Europe.

The focus of the evening is the concert "Songs of Wounding", created by the Ukrainian singer Mariana Sadovska. In an extensive research project, Sadovska created audio recordings in Ukrainian villages and explored various singing techniques that have been forgotten in the country’s collective memory. The composer Max Andrzejewski set these to music in close dialogue with Sadovska.

Accompanying the musical part, literary and artistic voices from the region and Germany set an example for cross-border solidarity. The musicians Ganna Gryniva and Viktoria Leléka are among those taking part. 

Following the concert, Berlin's Senator for Culture and Europe Klaus Lederer will discusswith Esra Kücük, managing director of the Allianz Kulturstiftung, and the activist and conductor Vitali Alekseenok about funding and support opportunities for artists in exile.

With: Mariana Sadovska (vocals), Max Andrzejewski (percussion and composition), Pavel Zuzanski and Rebecca Beyer (violin), Andreas Arend (theorbo), Lea Rahel Bader (gamba), James Banner (double bass), Ganna Gryniva and Viktoria Leléka (vocals), Marta Zapparoli (sound collages).
Texts by Yuriy Gurzhy, Sasha Marianna Salzmann and Navid Kermani.
Curated by Elisa Erkelenz (Outernational).

Admission with donation. With the solidarity concert we would like to collect donations for two initiatives that are currently providing help on site, both for refugee civilians and journalists. You can of course already donate now:

Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin

An event by Allianz Kulturstiftung and Outernational, in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste and the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin.

Media partners: n-ost, VAN Magazin

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022

With Ganna Gryniva, Navid Kermani, Esra Kücük, Klaus Lederer, Viktoria Leléka, Jeanine Meerapfel, Mariana Sadovska et al.

Admission with donation

Organized by Allianz Kulturstiftung and Outernational, in cooperation with Akademie der Künste and Initiative Neue Musik Berlin


Tel.: (030) 200 57-1000

Tickets can be booked in advance. Donations are possible on site via donation boxes in cash or via the website Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e.V. and n-ost.