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8Kays performs at the Kharkiv Philharmonic for Ukraine

In aid of the people of Kharkiv.

Iryna Shvydka, best known as 8Kays, has just shared a stunning live performance at the Kharkiv Philharmonic. Recorded in partnership with TIME:CODE, the performance features original music recorded by 8Kays, exactly one month before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“6 months ago I worked in a beautiful studio called Basanta Music in Kharkiv. Basanta is a team full of creative and enthusiastic people, which have lit my eyes and soul, so I decided to move to Kharkiv and to work from there. It is a warm period to remember, as the more I stayed, the more colors this beautiful city and its people brought to me.

At the end of January 2022, the Basanta team united with the Serbian TIME:CODE crew for the event they did at Kharkiv Central Market. Two days after the party we went to the graceful Kharkiv Philarmonic to record the live video of mine, which you can watch online now. Just one month after it the full-scale war started.

But I’ve accepted to do my work. And, of course, I am happy to share this video, as we are launching the donation campaign to help Kharkiv people who need your support more than ever. Kharkiv volunteer organization Stellar is helping local people here since the first days of war […] The war is not over and now Ukraine needs your support. I do hope you like the video,” says Iryna.

Watch 8Kays perform live at the Kharkiv Philharmonic below and make your donation here.


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