Voices from Russia

Friday, 24 July 2015

Theodore Bikel: Songs of a Russian Gypsy

00 theodore bikel. songs of a russian gypsy. 1958

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It seems that all Russian-Americans of “a certain age” know and love Theodore Bikel’s versions of Russian folk music… so, I did my best to round up a complete collection…

BMD

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

9 June 2015. Ronnie Gilbert Died Yesterday at 88… Only One of the Weavers is Left

Goodnight, Irene… the Weavers most famous song

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00 ronnie gilbert. 08.06.15

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Songs are dangerous, songs are subversive and can change your life.

Ronnie Gilbert

Only Fred Hellerman is left of the Weavers after the death of Ronnie Gilbert. Lee Hay’s bass voice fell silent first. Last year, it was Pete Seeger… the Clearwater set sail for the last time. The Republican filth blacklisted them in the 50s… in my mind, that means that they were patriots and decent human beings. That’s why I HATE conservatism and everything that it stands for. It’s only resort is to rend and destroy… well, I’ve chosen some pieces with Ronnie’s voice on them. Thanks to modern technology, her voice will live on. I had the privilege of hearing all the Weavers in concert, at one time or another. One light still burns… for how much longer, dear Lord?

Вечная ей память

BMD

Friday, 1 May 2015

1 May 2015. Some of My favourite Things… Russian Folk Singing from the Orenburg State Academic Folk Choir

00j Kamyanitsa Folk Festival. Belarus. 17.09.12

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This isn’t “Folk Music” per se… it’s an “urban” recasting of folk themes, from the late tsarist and Soviet periods. Nevertheless, all Russian people love this kind of thing. Yes, the state supports such ensembles, for that is one of the legitimate tasks of the state, to support and foster healthy cultural developments… that’s why godly Russia is ahead of godless Republican America… the Republicans slash everything in their disordered mad lust for more wealth. That’s why all “conservatism” is evil and without redemption. Compare this to Kim Kardashian and Duck Dynasty… there’s no comparison, is there? This is the state in action… it’s why the Church BLESSES the state… it CONDEMNS anarchy… let’s not be coy, Libertarianism is nothing but “moneyed anarchy”… think on that.

BMD

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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