In April 2022, we, Ukrainian label Prostir, started a new sub-label and cultural-political project
I SHALL SING UNTIL MY LAND IS FREE
Today Ukraine is fighting for its freedom. Our country is wounded and needs help.
Ukrainian resistance needs support – our territorial defense, hospitals, evacuation teams, and local volunteers who deliver food in shelters or save animals. Requests are coming every hour from big foundations and local activists.
We don’t know when this war with russia will end. 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 start this special sublabel on Prostir to support Ukrainian resistance.
By releasing and selling experimental music, visual art, and various merchandise we will generate funds and then distributed between various Ukrainian self-defence and humanitarian foundations as well as local volunteer activists.
Besides the financial aspect, the label works to show that artists from the International experimental scene are supporting the course.
Label is run by Dmytro Fedorenko and Kateryna Zavoloka.
Our project was created with great support and assistance from our dear friends and colleagues from Staalplaat (Amsterdam) and The Label (Edmonton), as well as two Polish pressing plants Monotype pressing and X-Disc.
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The name I SHALL SING UNTIL MY LAND IS FREE is taken from a Muslimgauze track, and various stories when Ukrainian defenders are singing or playing instruments in tranches when under fire.