Ukrainian group Jinjer helps raise funds for Ukraine and cancels its North American tour
Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian metal band Jinjer also spoke out for their country and released new merchandise to help raise funds to support their country.
“Thank you all for your concerned messages and thank you all for your concerned messages and prayers sent to us over the past week, we may not reply but we are reading them and they mean the world to us,” said bassist Eugene Abdukhanov. “As you know, war is raging in the streets and cities of Ukraine right now. Many people have little or no food or water and are very afraid of what tomorrow may bring.
In partnership with their label Napalm Records, the group, made up of Abdukhanov, singer Tatiana Shmayluk, guitarist Roman Ibramkhalilov and drummer Vlad Ulasevich, is launching two new designs of t-shirts to raise funds to donate to various organizations of charities across Ukraine to help with medical and food supplies, water and more.
The t-shirt features the slogans “We Want Our Home Back” and “Peace to Ukraine”, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated directly to charities chosen by the group. The group will update the donations on its social networks.
“If you can’t donate, please share this or any news related to what’s really going on here,” Abdukhanov said. “Every sale can save someone’s life in Ukraine. Thank you.”
Following recent events in Ukraine, the band were also forced to cancel their North American tour, which was scheduled to begin on March 16, and included headlining dates at the In This Moment festival and the Knotfest Roadshow supporting Noose. The band plans to resume touring South America in May and a series of European dates and festivals in the fall of 2022.
Following Russia’s Russian invasion of Ukraine, Jinjer, along with a number of Ukrainian, as well as Russian and Belarusian artists, spoke out about the ongoing crisis and denounced the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, including pop duo Bloom Twins, Lviv-pop singer Khrystyna Soloviy and DJ and singer-songwriter Ivan Dorn.
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