Young Ukrainians are holding raves to clean up the destruction left in numerous Ukrainian neighborhoods from months of fighting.
The group Repair Together organizes clean ups primarily in Kyiv towns currently.
Videos from TikTok showed young people cleaning and sweeping up the rubble to the sound of a DJ remixing house and techno music.
Many of the volunteers are young people between their 20s and 30s who once partied and are unable to attend summer raves due to the war.
“I like electronic music and I used to party. But now it’s wartime and we want to help, and we’re doing it with music,” organizer Tania Burianova said, according to AP.
Curfew and the threat of Russian bombing has stopped the nightlife in Ukraine since the start of the war on February 24.
In Yahidne, a town in northeast of Kyiv, residents said the town, which was once “bright and modern”, became “gloomy” and “emotionless” after Russia took control of the area between March and April.
“If people are coming here and helping us to the music, it somehow helps the village to get renewed and revived,” a Yahidne resident said, according to the Washington Post.
Repair Together has held at least eight raves in the area and have helped repair 15 damaged homes, the project’s founder, Dmytro Kyrpa, told Resident Advisor.