The eyes of Europe and a lot of the world are turned to Ukraine while it suffers violent attacks. History is always more complex than we remember and this country is no exception. As a contribution to the awareness to Ukrainian culture, I decided to share a song coming from a very unique community in the country : the Ukrainian Swedes, a Swedish-speaking population first settled in Estonia, then displaced to southern Ukraine. They still exist to this day and have retained some of their language, traditions, and music.
This is a psalm about death and the hope of rebirth, in Swedish dialect, with Estonian harmonies, kept through centuries in Ukraine. For cultures should be about enriching each other, getting inspired, keeping your inner fire alive and making beauty out of it.