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The Bremen Town Musicians: Songs of Freedom and Controversy

The Bremen Town Musicians (Бременские музыканты) is one of the first animated rock operas released in the USSR. It has since become popular among all generations, first in the Soviet Union and later gained reputation internationally. One of the film’s main draws was its unforgettable soundtrack and style, which drew from the latest global fashions […]

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The Rebellion of the Brides: Uzbek Cultural Clashes Captured in Soviet Film

Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession

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Nino Katamadze: Georgian “Art-Jazz” and Folk Tunes

Nino Katamadze has been given many titles, from “jazz-diva” to “the Georgian Janis Joplin.” Her experimental, genre-defying work makes it not only possible but sensible to compare her to jazz artists and rock stars alike. Katamadze and her band Insight (together known as Nino Katamadze & Insight) are renowned across the globe, performing almost non-stop […]

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FO SHO: Three Black, Jewish Sisters Driving Ukrainian Hip-Hop

Kalush Orchestra: The “Conscious” Folk-Rap That Brought Ukraine to Eurovision Victory