Ukraine has been engaged in a war to defend its borders for the past three years, leading to the deaths of more than 10,000 volunteers, soldiers and civilians and creating an estimated 2 million internal refugees.
A benefit concert illustrating Ukraine's fight for freedom, dignity and independence will be held Saturday night in Buffalo.
The Ukrainian American Civic Center will present the concert, "Perseverance: A Visual & Musical Journey," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dnipro Cultural Center, 562 Genesee St. Organizers say a musical expression of traditional Ukrainian and modern English tunes will be enhanced by a visual journey from the past to the present situation in Ukraine.
The event will feature Ukrainian performers plus Americans and Canadians of Polish or Ukrainian descent. Making a special guest appearance from Ukraine will be Serhiy ‘Foma’ Fomenko, a solo performer and lead singer of the band Mandry.
The proceeds from this non-profit production will go directly toward medical supplies for Ukraine through the Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation.
Tickets are available on-line at www.perseverance.bpt.me. Additional information can be found at www.perseverance.buzz.