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2022 Grammys: Zelensky's video address and other Jewish moments


April 22, 2022

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President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks on screen during the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, April 3, 2022.

(JTA) - While the Oscars had a moment of silence for Ukraine and various onscreen messages, Sunday night's Grammy Awards went further - with a video address from Ukraine's Jewish president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

"What is more opposite to music? The silence of ruined cities and killed people," he said in the prerecorded video. "Our musicians wear body armor instead of tuxedos.

"They sing to the wounded. In hospitals," he added.

It was a dramatic highlight of the music industry's biggest night and symbolic of Zelensky's rise to a prominent stage in global pop culture.

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