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Kyiv Calling


The surviving members of the Clash gave their blessing when members of metal punk band Beton ("Concrete") wanted to rewrite the lyrics of the iconic song "London Calling."

The Ukrainian band is made up of an architect, orthopaedist and businessman, and they recorded their version in Lviv, in what appears to be a basement. Their version is incredible. Take a listen.

All proceeds of what is now billed as a “war anthem” will go to the Free Ukraine Resistance Movement (FURM) to help fund a shared communications system that will alert the population to threats and lobby for international support. Follow #beton on Twitter and go directly to FURM.

The Euromaidan Press, an online non-profit media organization in Ukraine, has also compiled a list of organizations that they've checked out, so you know your donation is landing safely. Here is their list of verified organizations: Help Ukraine.

Read more about the band at the Guardian. Thanks to Journal reader and music writer Sam Sutherland for posting on Facebook.

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