Punk

Russian punk first emerged in 1979 with Avtomaticheskie Udovletvoriteli in St. Petersburg. Its development and spread accelerated through perestroika and the fall of the USSR, as many youth increasingly lost hope in the decaying social, political, and economic situation around them and latched onto the slogan “No Future.” Soviet punk set itself apart by borrowing heavily from folk styles and anarchist philosophy. Today, punk poduced inside the former Soviet Bloc remains widely popular and even, in some cases, globally influential. Find out more in this book by SRAS graduate Alexander Herbert.

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Dakh Daughters

A self-described “freak cabaret,” the Dakh Daughters is a Ukrainian music and theater group comprised of seven women who use dramatic make-up, old clothing, and innovative melodies to draw their audiences in. Their name derives from the Dakh Theater, which is closely tied to the group and often hosts concerts for them. The band formed […]

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