Music softens morale, as the saying goes. Today it strengthens ties between peoples. This Friday, March 4, 150 public radio stations across Europe tuned in. At 07:45 GMT (8:45 AM in France), the song “Give Peace a Chance” reverberated through millions of homes, cars and public places against the war in Ukraine. At the initiative of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), John Lennon’s famous piece has been heard in more than 25 countries, including Ukraine. European private radio stations have also joined the movement.
“The horrors of the war against Ukraine are becoming more apparent every day. Our solidarity, our humanity and our support are needed.”Patricia Schlesinger, director of the Berlin regional radio RBB, at the origin of the project confirmed to our colleagues and colleagues from AFP. â€œIt is extremely important that Europe is united around Ukraine todayâ€ , delighted Yurii Tabachenko, executive producer of Ukrainian radio Channel One.
“Give Peace a Chance” performed by the Plastic Ono Band was released in 1969. It was written in response to the Vietnam War and recorded in Montreal at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel during the “bed-in” for peace by John Lennon and his woman , artist Yoko Ono.