I like listening to musicians in the Moscow metro after work. This time it was two guys playing the balalaika and guitar.
is one of the oldest musical instruments that have played an important role in the Russian music culture. The Greek historians Theophylact Simocatta and Theophan were the first to mention the gusli. During the war at the end of the 6th century, the Greeks took Slavonic prisoners and found a musical instrument named the Gusli. This corresponds to what the Arabic authors Al-Masudi and Ibn-Dasta mentioned in the 10th century.
Nice jazz-funk from the 1970s.
The Politics of Music & the Music of Politics.
Track №2 (interlude): “Post-Soviet Tristesse & Echo of the Turbulent 90s”.
I’ve received a comment on my post titled “Voice of the Russian Jilted Generation” worth quoting here in its entirety: