• Belarus: Lavon Volski is a free man in an unfree country

    Since the beginning of the 1980s, the Belarusian rock musician Lavon Volski has been one of the most influential cultural personalities in his country fighting for freedom of artistic expression. In May 2016, he is being honoured with the Freemuse Award 2016. By Ingo Petz For more than 30 years now, Lavon Volski has been creating rock and […]
  • Belarus: Blacklisted band holds three ‘exile concerts’ in Lithuania

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Belarus:Three ‘exile concerts’ sold out A blacklisted rock band from Belarus, Krambambulya, which was refused permission to perform in Minsk decided instead to move their concert location to neighbouring Lithuania. Belarusians who travel to the concert obtain a free visa, and an impressive number of tickets are already sold. Thousands of Belarusians will […]
  • Belarus: Longing for change

    ARTICLES ##PagePublishedLong## Belarus: Longing for change At the end of the concert, the audience shouted “Zhyvie Belarus!” (Long live Belarus!), which is the cry of those who dream of a democratic and free Belarus. Since 1994 the country has been governed by president Aleksandr Lukashenko who suppresses freedom of opinion and expression and who has […]
  • Lavon Volski

    LAVON VOLSKI(Belarus) ##PagePublishedLong## Freemuse interview with musician Lavon Volski, guitarist and vocalist of the group Krambambulya Interview by Ingo Petz. Filmed and edited by Matvei Saburov The Belarusian singer and musician Lavon Volski gave an exclusive interview to Freemuse about the current repressions of the Belarusian regime against the independent music scene in the country which since 1994 has […]
  • Belarus: CD with blacklisted Belarusian rock music

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Belarus: CD with blacklisted Belarusian music From Germany comes the first album compilation published outside Belarus presenting Belarusian rock music: ‘Belarusian Red Book – Music of Belarus’. Most of the bands on the CD have been blacklisted or censored in their home country The production of the CD was initiated by Ingo Petz […]
  • Belarus: Interview with Belarusian singer Lavon Volski from NRM

    ARTICLES ##PagePublishedLong## Belarus: A concert is a cry for freedom Interview with Belarusian singer Lavon Volski. He is the lead singer in the rock and punk band N.R.M. – the Independent Republic of the Dreams – which is based in Minsk.Interview by Ingo Petz While tv pictures of the demonstration in Minsk against the presidency […]
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