Antytila band presented a remake of the song Ptakha (Bird) from their debut album as part of the project “How Memory Works.” The project has been going on for 25 weeks and its purpose is to preserve the memory of a small but strong spirit of the Ukrainian - Danylo Didik, who died in the terrorist attack in Kharkiv.
“The song Ptakha got a new life because another life, a child's life, was taken away by an undeclared war. One thing we do not understand: why the school in which Dania studied still doesn't have his name?” the band’s singer Taras Topolia comments.
The song is dedicated to Danylo Didik, a 15-year-old activist from Kharkiv, who was killed in February five years ago.
As it was reported earlier, on February 22, 2015 during a peaceful procession of Euromaidan activists and patriotic citizens of Kharkiv, an explosion occurred killing 2 people and injuring 11. The Security Service of Ukraine detained four people who may have been involved in the preparation and commission of the attack. According to MP Anton Herashchenko, Kharkiv Partizans terrorist organization was behind the explosion in Kharkiv.
10th grader Danylo died on February 22, 2015. The teenager was a participant in the march to commemorate the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity, one of the first to walk down Hryhorenko Avenue when the explosion occurred.
A children and youth football tournament was held in memory of Danylo Didik in Kharkiv, children's sports school in Dnipro city was called after him. And only a plaque was opened in his home school three years after the tragedy. They refused to name the schools after Danylo Didik.