Belarus: Lavon Volski

7 April 2012

Freemuse interview with musician Lavon Volski, guitarist and vocalist of the group KrambambulyaInterview 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 …

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Sweden: Freemuse Award ceremony 2016 in the Eurovision Village

9 May 2016

Two Freemuse Award winners shared the stage when Lavon Volski received the 2016 Freemuse Award in Stockholm on 8 May 2016. The event took place on stage in Stockholm’s Kungsträdgården – which currently has been transformed into the ‘Eurovision Village’. “Belarus has a winner, but…” Stockholm city hosting the Eurovision …

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Freemuse Award Winner 2016 is Lavon Volski

25 April 2016

Lavon Volski, an icon of Belarusian rock music, is the winner of the 2016 Freemuse Award. His songs are anthems of those who dream of a democratic and free Belarus. Thus Volski since many years has been on the regime’s infamous “black list” of artists never played on national radio …

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Freemuse to UN: Belarus should explain censorship

3 October 2014

In a Universal Periodic Review submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Freemuse argues that Belarus is failing to abide by its international commitments to fully protect the fundamental artistic freedoms of its citizens.

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Belarus: Film banned from festival for “anti-human view of life”

20 October 2016

The Belarusian Ministry of Culture’s expert commission on the prevention of pornography, violence, and cruelty has forbidden organizers of the sixth annual Bulbamovie film festival from screening Valeriya Tseliasheuskaya’s short film ‘Belarusian Scrambled Eggs’ due to its “numerous scenes of violence” and that “the relationships between the people in the …

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