Nastya Kamenskykh, the Ukrainian pop and R&B singer recognized professionally as NK, delivered an impassioned speech –in good Spanish—through the Latin American Music Awards, calling for the Latin neighborhood to assist Ukraine in its combat towards the Russian invasion.
“Each nation has a proper to dwell independently,” mentioned NK, who took the stage wearing all white, a logo of peace. “All of us have the proper to dwell underneath a sky in peace. All of us have the proper to liberty and happiness. That’s what Ukraine is combating for now. That’s why we ask you to assist Ukraine.”
NK’s speech was not solely a plea, however an accusation.
“Proper now, what is occurring in my nation just isn’t solely a horrible battle. Russia is committing genocide towards Ukrainians, and this can’t go unpunished,” she mentioned, earlier than interesting on to music followers.
“In case you solely knew how [Ukrainians] love and hearken to Latin music,” she mentioned, her voice brimming with emotion. “Maluma crammed a stadium in Kiev, the place I had the chance to open his live performance and see how his followers sang with him. Rosalia filmed her video in Kiev with a Ukrainian manufacturing firm.”
Ukrainians, she added, won’t perceive a phrase Latin artists sang, however music, in spite of everything, is a world language.
NK’s speech was met with a standing ovation and directions on tips on how to donate to assist Ukraine.