I Shall Sing Until My Land Is Free is a Ukrainian experimental music label, supporting Ukrainian resistance against Russia by donating profits to self-defence and humanitarian foundations, and dedicated to all the fighters for freedom and independence in the world.
Pop-up label shop
Opening: 9 November at 19:30
Venue: Vestre, Vestre Skostredet 2
Opening hours: 10–13 November, 12:00-17:00
Run by Dmytro Fedorenko and Kateryna Zavoloka, I Shall Sing Until My Land Is Free is a sub label and a special cultural-political project of Ukrainian label Prostir. By releasing and selling experimental music, visual art, and various merchandise the label generates funds and distributes them between various Ukrainian self-defence and humanitarian foundations, hospitals, evacuation teams, and local volunteer activists. Besides the financial aspect, the label works to show that artists from the international experimental scene are supporting the course.
I Shall Sing Until My Land Is Free
The name is taken from a track by Muslimgauze, one of the label’s artists, and refers to various stories about Ukrainian defenders singing and playing instruments in trenches or under fire.
“We don’t know when this war with Russia ends. As long as this fight goes on we will continue to take our part in it on our professional and artistic levels. After this war ends the need for recovery measures for people will still be high for some time. We have to plan long term, there is and will be a lot of work to do to complete the victory and restoration of Ukraine. That is why we started this project to support Ukrainian resistance,” write the artists behind the label.
The project is created with support and assistance from Staalplaat in Amsterdam, Netherlands and The Label in Edmonton, Canada, as well as the Polish pressing plants Monotype pressing and X-DiSC.
Image credits: 1) I Shall Sing Until My Land Is Free, 2) Cluster Lizard (Dmytro Fedorenko and Kateryna Zavoloka), photo by KURØ, 3-5) Covers from recent releases courtesy of I Shall Sing Until My Land Is Free.