Presented by GEMA

Kalush Orchestra

Mar 16, 2023

8:00pm – 8:40pm CT


Kalush Orchestra is one of the young representatives of a vibrant Ukrainian-language hip-hop scene that has been trending in the past few years.

The key point of difference of Kalush Orchestra from other bands in Ukraine is the combination of ethnic music elements with modern sound production, hip-hop dances and Ukrainian-language rap.

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra have won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, with their entry song Stefania. The song’s video has been viewed more than 50 million times on YouTube. 330,000 videos were recorded for the track on TikTok and it has recorded 52 million audio streams.

Within the past year Kalush Orchestra have toured the US, playing 18 shows in just 3 weeks. They also released ‘In The Shadows’ with Finnish band The Rasmus, as well as their own song ‘Shchedrivka’, filming the music video in America and featuring acting legend Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Kalush Orchestra became the star guests of the MTV Europe Music Awards 2022, and performed for the first time in the UK at one of the biggest festivals in Europe, Glastonbury.

Kalush Orchestra will perform multiple shows abroad this year, where they will continue to collect funds to help Ukraine.

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