Estonia: Banned choral singing became a Singing Revolution

24 October 2007

  “A single nation. A million voices. An unstoppable dream…”   The documentary film ‘The Singing Revolution’ shows how choral music played an imporant role in the small Baltic country’s struggle against its occupation by the former Soviet Union. Most people don’t think about singing when they think about revolutions. …

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1950-2000 Europe, Russia

1 January 2001

1967. United Kingdom. Scott Walker Scott Walker’s cover of Jacques Brel’s song ‘Jacky’ is the first record to be banned by BBC Radio 1. 1967. Greece. Mikis Theodorakis The 1967 military coup in Greece led to the imprisonment and torture of internationally known singer Mikis Theodorakis. Eventually he was released …

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