Ukrainian U.F. graduate demonstrated how music can transcend politics and war

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – A U.F. graduate and native of Kharkiv, Ukraine demonstrated how music can transcend politics and war.

Anastasiya Naplekova played the music of Rachmaninoff on piano.

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She began the performance at Oak Hammock by claiming that the legendary Russian composer was critical of the country’s government.

She performed to raise donations designed to help Ukrainian musicians with daily expenses, housing, and instrument repairs.

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