The song Artek-Bukovel i ya (Artek-Bukovel and me) was written by Ruslana for the 90th anniversary of the youth camp Artek, situated in the Carpathian Mountains resort Bukovel. The song was recorded with youngsters of the music project Dream School and premiered at the opening of Artek on 16th June 2015.
“The new anthem for the youth camp was not only composed to celebrate the event but to teach teenager values. This was the most important reason why I wrote this song”, Ruslana expains.
Artek had been located on Crimea for decades. Because of the annexation of the peninsula by Russia it was relocated to the mountain resort Bukovel in the Western part of the country.
The video clip shows Ruslana’s vision of Ukrainian youth. The song is the soundtrack for her new project “Ukrainian Teenagers”.
Ruslana: The Carpathian Mountains are a special place on this planet. A place which means more than just summer, mountains, rivers. This is the place where the Ukrainian Teenagers will show their talent. In future we want to find unique persons of the country (IT specialists, singers, dancers, inventors, scientists, philosophers) and open the world for them here in the Carpathians.”
Ruslana feat. Dream School: Артек-Буковель і Я (Artek-Bukovel i ya)
Producers: Ruslana, O. Ksenofontov and Agency Image of Ukraine
Lyrics: Oleksandr Ksenofontov, Ruslana
Recording: Studio FDR
Drums: Michael Zemelskiy
Bass: Vladislav Budeev
Guitar: Andre Oniskevich
Electronica: DJ Small