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Denver-Based Musician Siuzanna Iglidan Pays Tribute To Homeland Of Ukraine At Grammys

DENVER (CBS4) - It's music's biggest night as artists prepare to celebrate the 64th annual Grammy Awards. One of those artists is Denver-based Siuzanna Iglidan who is from Ukraine.

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Iglidan accompanied John Legend as a tribute to her home country as it continues to defend itself from Russian attacks. She comes from a family of teachers and graduated from the Odessa National "Antonina Nezhdanova" Music Academy, according to her website.

She later pursued a PhD in music theory and pedagogy. The Ukrainian government also awarded her and named her Honored Worker of the Ukrainian Culture for her dedication and support for her native culture.

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The local nonprofit, Ukrainians of Colorado which has held several fundraisers for refugees, celebrated Iglidan on social media.

Iglidan will play the bandura, a Ukrainian folk instrument which is considered the national musical instrument.

Watch the 64th annual Grammy Awards at 6 p.m. on CBS4 Denver.

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