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A Colorado musician makes an unexpected connection in Ukraine

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Musicians record in Kaska Studios in Ukraine. Colorado musician Paul Christiansen is on the piano in the inset.

Musician Paul Christiansen dreamt of working on his first album for almost a decade. The pandemic shutdown finally gave him the time to focus on making that dream a reality, but there was a catch: working with other musicians remotely. 

When he found a team in Ukraine, none of them could have imagined that a war would be just around the corner. He spoke with CPR arts and culture reporter Eden Lane, along with Anatoly Shmargun who runs a studio in Ukraine called Kaska Records.