Anni Zylstra says: MNOHAYA LITA — a well beloved Ukrainian blessing song we sing very frequently in my house and community. The words translate to “Many Years!” and this song, which has many many versions and tunes, is traditionally sung at festive events — birthdays, weddings, and other occasions in need of a blessing for Many Years. Today, I sing it for Ukraine itself. Many Years, dear land. May there be many more years of your songs, your dances, your culture, your resilience, your sovereignty, the safety of your human & nonhuman inhabitants. I include a call and repeat style teaching video because I want to invite you to learn & sing it with me, that this spell might spread and be sung in the mouths of many and grow in strength.
I am just one oral tradition song sharer on a continent far away, but I believe our voices have power and songs can make waves. Will you sing with me?
Muis score: mnohaya lita