Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

14 April 2015. Some of Favourite Things… Latest Uploads from Bayan Miks

00 Bayan Miks 04. 10.08.14

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Bayan Miks and the Buranovskie Babushki… slow starter… takes 40 seconds for the music to start…

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14 April 2015. Have a SMILE… Here are the Latest Bonya and Kuzmuch Parodies… Have a Laugh… God Created Laughter, After All

00 Bonya and Kuzmich. 13.08.14

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This is a bit slow, it takes about 40 seconds to get started…

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FOR MILK!

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Here are the two latest Bonya and Kuzmich parodies… SMILE AWHILE. Do pass the jug… for everything, there is a season…

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Friday, 10 April 2015

10 April 2015. Lyube… “Hymn to the Motherland”

00 rock group Lyube. Russia. 10.04.15

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Lyube is one of my fave bands. They’re from Lyubertsy, a working-class outlier of Moscow in Moscow Oblast. It stands to Moscow in the same relation that Jersey City and Hoboken stand to New York. It’s a sweaty blue-collar “shot n’ a beer” kind of town. Their frontman, N V Rastorguyev is a People’s Artist of Russia (he looks like somebody who lives down the street). They look like a buncha guys from Jersey, and that’s what they are… ordinary guys from Nowhereville who haven’t forgotten where they came from. Here’s one of their patriotic songs. In February 2015, Lyube’s new album Tvoyu Mat (Your Mother) included new anti-Banderovtsy songs.

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10 April 2015. S I Umkhanov… “Miserere”… “Have Mercy on Me”

00 Sharip Umkhanov. Chechen. Russia. 10.04.15

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S I Umkhanov is a rising youngish star in the Russian music world. He’s an ethnic Chechen, who went to Moscow to work in construction. He entered a singing contest, and the rest is history.

BMD

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