It has been almost a month since Russia invaded Ukraine. A number of towns were destroyed due to the war between the two countries and citizens fled to nearby border areas where they took refuge in refugee camps. Among the grim news pouring in, a wholesome video of a Ukrainian jazz band playing their set on a club balcony has gone viral online.
In fact, the biggest jazz club in Odessa Ukraine performed on the balcony because it was closed due to the war. A short clip of their performance was posted on Twitter by Global National News Senior Correspondent Jeff Semple.
In the now viral video, the band can be seen performing on the balcony of Odessa’s “biggest jazz club”. They sang and played soothing music for the crowd that gathered around the building. While some enjoyed the music and sipped coffees, others admired the soulful melodies from afar.
“The biggest jazz club in Odessa is closed because of the war. So they played from his balcony,” the post’s caption read.
Watch the viral video here:
The biggest jazz club in Odessa is closed because of the war. So they played from his balcony. pic.twitter.com/QgbRi766Qo
—Jeff Semple (@JeffSempleGN) March 19, 2022
After being shared online, the video garnered over a million views. The clip sparked a plethora of reactions from netizens, who voiced their opinions in the comments section.
“It’s really nice to see people getting a little slice of normality, diversion and peace in the midst of the devastation. Really hope they get to enjoy a few moments,” one user wrote.
Another user commented, “Are there more beloved people in the world right now than Ukrainians! We love you.”
See comments here:
Are there more beloved people in the world right now than the Ukrainian people! We love you…
— rrlse (@priusport) March 19, 2022
Thanks for posting! I shared this with my friend in western Ukraine, where she is currently safe after fleeing Kyiv
— Navy (@4VictoriaBC1) March 19, 2022
It’s really nice to see people getting a little slice of normalcy, diversion, and peace amid the devastation. I really hope they can enjoy a few moments.
My is breaking
—EllynSong (@EllynSong) March 19, 2022
-Jessica (@classlass13) March 19, 2022
May God bless the heart of Ukraine.
— J (@JayBonThe1and2) March 19, 2022
THERE are parts of Ukraine where life seems to be normal. May they stay safe.
— Team Willow (@DonohueRobin) March 19, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the launch of military strikes in Ukraine on February 24. At least 902 civilians have been killed and 1,459 injured in Ukraine as of March 19, the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) said on Sunday, as reported by Reuters. .
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