Oberlin College and Conservatory

Revolutionary Rock: Nikita Makarenko

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:30pm

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Artist in residence Nikita Makarenko, a political journalist, musician, and rock festival founder from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, will speak on "Romantic Notions of the Revolution and Revolutionary Songs in Contemporary Post-Soviet Popular Music." His topic will focus on the romantic notions of the Soviet revolution in modern Russian music, namely modern communist rock bands, their songs, and their fans.

He also will discuss the most popular revolutionary songs that remain popular and why people continue to sing them.

Event cosponsored and coproduced by CEC ArtsLink and the Oberlin Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies

 

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