Prohibited musicians

Fiolet in Minsk / www.instagram.com/kiarakota
Fiolet in Minsk / www.instagram.com/kiarakota

"Today we start all over," said the band frontman, Serhii Martyniuk.

Photo: Euroradio
Photo: Euroradio

Russian rappers IC3PEAK's microphones were turned off in the middle of the performance

Photo: baj.by
Photo: baj.by

The Dzieciuki frontman reckons the authorities exercise pressure on him, using the members of his family.

Officials reply to event organizers that it is not their job to explain the provisions in the law on culture.

Concert organizers ask Minsk City Hall to explain what lyrics, rhythm and harmony are unacceptable in Belarus.

Vitalina Rudzikava is senior deputy head of the Main Ideology, Culture and Youth Affairs Department at Minsk City administration. Photo: Minsk-News
Vitalina Rudzikava is senior deputy head of the Main Ideology, Culture and Youth Affairs Department at Minsk City administration. Photo: Minsk-News

Why do officials decide what we can listen to?

AIGEL. Photo: the-flow.ru
AIGEL. Photo: the-flow.ru

Ideology officials in Minsk have already banned seven concerts over the past six months citing the 'low artistic quality.'

Ales Dzianisau. Photo: Belsat
Ales Dzianisau. Photo: Belsat

Minsk officials refused to authorize Ales Dzianisau's concert "Belarus' Short History" over allegedly "low artistic level."

The playbill promoting the blacklisted musician's gig was rented for 2 weeks but disappeared after just one day.