at war

The Culture Fights Back project to share stories of artists and civil society representatives who have joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In this section, read the stories of modern Ukrainian artists who, at the cost of their lives and health, protect us against Russia’s military aggression in the 21st century.

Volodymyr Lykhoshva

Volodymyr Lykhoshva is a talented Ukrainian musician who excels in playing both the accordion and the guitar and author of musical projects. He pursued his passion for music and graduated from Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts with a specialization in choir conducting.

As a versatile musician, Volodymyr is proficient in various music genres, including jazz, blues, Latin, and pop. He is best known for his own musical project, the JF Project, through which he had the opportunity to perform at Leopolis Jazz Fest, Ukraine’s largest festival. Additionally, he collaborated with the Swing Brothers quartet and together, they released an album.

During the Russian occupation of Kyiv Oblast, Volodymyr found himself living under occupation. However, after the region was liberated, he decided to channel his dedication into defending his country. Alongside his musical pursuits, he courageously joined the Territorial Defense Forces, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to protect the land he holds dear. Volodymyr’s bravery in taking up arms reflects his deep love for Ukraine and his readiness to defend it.

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