VOA's Ukrainian audience can tune in Window on
America this weekend to see Viktor Morozov, the popular
Ukrainian folk singer and authorized translator of the
Ukrainian editions of the best-selling Harry
Potter book series. Earlier in the week, he
participated in a live interview on VOA 's
Chas-Time TV program. Morozov took
part in the Orange Revolution demonstrations in Kiev and
Karkiv that helped ensure a democratic vote and the election
of the pro-Western candidate Viktor Yushchenko in
Speaking about the role of musicians in contemporary
politics, Morozov said that Ukraine needs a burst of "new,
young energy" to bring about change, but he hopes that there
will soon come a time when they can again focus on the
creative side of their work. Morozov expressed hope that
the Parliament will pass laws on philanthropy that will
encourage businessmen to support the arts and that the new
government will take an affirmative action approach to
promoting Ukrainian culture.
During his visit to VOA, Viktor Morozov performed the song
"Army of Light" from his upcoming new album.
Window on America airs Saturday nights at 1830
Kiev time (1530 UTC) on Ukraine's State TV network,
UT-1. Programs are also streamed on the web page http://www1.voanews.com/Ukrainian.