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Paul McCartney learns Ukrainian for his first-ever show in K

Postby cactus flower » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:17 am

Paul McCartney learns Ukrainian for his first-ever show in Kiev
13.06.2008
Paul McCartney will take a lesson of the Ukrainian language shortly to the concert which the legendary musician will play in Kiev on June 14. McCartney will study Ukrainian backstage with the help of a tutor, Interfax reports with reference to organizers of the show.

Sir Paul McCartney hopes to learn a little of Ukrainian during one hour to be able to talk to the audience during the show. “Paul likes talking to the audience in its native language. He introduces a song and then gives a short monologue in the language of a country where he performs. This makes the atmosphere friendlier, warmer and more personal for every person in the audience. Paul is a musician he has good ear for music, which helps him study foreign languages on the phonetic level rather quickly,” the press service of the organizers of the concert said.

Independence Concert will become the biggest show that has ever been held in Kiev. The stage, where the show will be held, will be one of the largest stages Paul McCartney has ever performed on.

Organizers of the concert say that the show that will last for 150 minutes will be made of the songs by The Beatles, Wings, and Paul McCartney himself. The former Beatle will reportedly perform 30 songs during the show.

In May of 2003 Sir Paul McCartney played his first concert in Russia. The show was held in the heart of Moscow and All Russia, on Red Square. Thousands of Russians packed the square to see the rock legend for the first time live.

McCartney received a hearty welcome in Moscow. Then President Vladimir Putin gave the legendary musician a personally-guided tour of the Kremlin.

One may say that McCartney’s performance on Red Square became the biggest music event in 2003. Many fans traveled hundreds of kilometers from their native towns to Moscow to see their idol performing live. Putin himself admitted that The Beatles music used to be considered propaganda of an alien ideology in the USSR. However, he added that The Beatles had been “a breath of fresh air” for millions of Russians during the Soviet era.
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