2015-06-17 20:50:30 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 >>
2015-05-17 21:56:11 On 16th May Ruslana rocked Munich with her live band. Her extraordinary energy made the audience go wild and took the roof off the Schlachthof, a traditional rock club where Dire >>
On 16th May Ruslana is going to come to Germany for a full live concert! All funds raised will be given to Ruslana's International Charity Foundation >>
2015-04-24 17:49:53 Ruslana's press service would like to issue an official statement announcing that all of her performances in the United States from April 25th to May 3rd of 2015 will not take place due to cancellation of the concert tour.
On April 25th, 2015 Ruslana will perform the anthem of Ukraine >>
For her tireless social commitment Ruslana was awarded the prestigious Lew Kopelew Award for Peace and Human Rights. The Lew Kopelew Forum in Cologne, Germany, awards every year a >>
12.09.2012The Brotherhood of Men and the Sister Skinhead Ruslana!!!
The Brotherhood of Men and the Sister Skinhead Ruslana!!!
In the new music video 'My Brother!' (Ì³é Áðàò!) from Ruslana's 2012 album 'Euphoria!' (ÅÉ-ôîð³-ß!) featuring a mass game and a good dose of punk!"Sister" Ruslana shaved her temples and organized a large-scale fraternization in her new music video as she once again asserted her reputation of the flamboyant animator of crowds performing mass shows and games.
Ruslana's new catchword: Sister + Brother = Mass Fraternization!
Ruslana got her inspiration from the popular slogan 'All Men Are Brothers' transforming it into 'My Brother, We Are Together!' in the Ukrainian version of the song - or simply 'We Are Together!' in the English version.
Ruslana reveals a variety of colorful, unorthodox character transformations throughout the video and demonstrates her signature breathtaking bravery in experimenting with her look - all the way to weaving empty juice cans into a punk mo-hawk on her head.
In the video, Ruslana shows a portion of her mass game as she looks to stimulate 'mass creativity' as she calls it.Everybody is invited! Ruslana calls on her audience to learn a small piece of the song - the tune 'oh-oh-oh' together with the move that goes with it - and repeat both in unison with others around.
As far as its style and melody go, the song was created as a crowd dance with ethnic elements and tunes.
The music video features 4 teams from Kharkiv, Odessa, Zaporizhya and Kirovohrad, a total of about 200 people. Their participation in the video was an award of sorts for taking part in Ruslana's Ukrainian tour last spring (April-May 2012). During the tour, teams in 11 Ukrainian cities competed to demonstrate the loudest and the most dynamic and energetic mass show.
While the loudest 'My Brother!' performances during the tour came from Lviv, Chernivtsi, Yalta and Kyiv - 98 decibels each - Ruslana invited the most energetic teams, from Kharkiv, Odessa, Zaporizhya and Kirovohrad, to participate in the video.
Reason? She believed that the true power of the mass show is determined by how enthusiastic and energetic the crowd is, and not so much by how loud it can be.
The music video was filmed in front of Ruslana's private house in a quiet little town near Kyiv. To prevent misunderstanding, ahead of the shooting Ruslana's team distributed flyers to all the neighbors explaining the temporary loud inconveniences:
The street where I have the honor to live alongside you will be used to shoot a music video for my new song.... About 200 young people will participate in the shooting.... We will organize dance flash mobs and mass games that should not inconvenience you too much, except being a source of loud music and except some challenges in crossing the street.... We will do our best to avoid causing you any discomfort.