This traditional folk song, performed here by the group Pikkardyjska Tertsiya, has become the hymn sung at funerals and memorials to those anti-government protesters killed on the Maidan in Kiev. It thus also features regularly on news coverage. At the funeral of Roman Huryk (see: https://uauk.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/roman-huryks-funeral-and-his-intriguing-burial-place/) it was sung by the tens of thousands gathered to pay their respects to him.

The song looks at the pain felt by a mother at the loss of her warrior son who senses his death will come, quite possibly in a foreign land.

This video also continues a theme of this blog on the Music of Maidan, albeit now in a more tragic vein.
(See: https://uauk.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/%D0%B3%D1%96%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B9-%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BE%D1%80-by-michael-shchur-%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BA%D0%BB-%D1%89%D1%83%D1%80/
https://uauk.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/the-sounds-of-civil-disobedience/
https://uauk.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/dont-want-to-have-to-listen-to-this-any-more-then-finish-the-revolution-ivano-frankivsk/
https://uauk.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/music-and-revolution/)

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Hymn to the Maidan Dead, the Heavenly Hundred.

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