Alternative

Alternative is a blanket term that applies to variety of genres that formed as the music world worked to digest the disruptive effects of punk and electronic music. Some of the diverse subgenres that emerged include grunge, indie-rock, and emo. Alternative keeps rock’s emphasis on guitar and drums, but generally distorts them or replaces them with a synthesized equivalent. The main emphasis is on personal expression and creating an original sound. In Eurasia, these styles are likely to be heavily influenced by bardic, folk, and/or punk and are not uncommonly marked by witty lyrics or arrangements.

Languages: Search for alternative music performed in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, or Belarusian, or in Baltic, Caucasian, Turkic, or Other languages.

Yolka / Ёлка

Yolka (Ёлка in Russian) is a Ukrainian pop star, actress, and television personality who sings in Russian. Born Yelizaveta Valdemarivna Ivantsiv (Єлизавета Вальдемарівна Іванців), she received the nickname Ёлка (“fir tree”) when a childhood friend mispronounced her name; it amused her, and the name stuck. She has gained wide popularity and critical acclaim for her […]

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