Rock­ers tar­get Putin, again

New Straits Times - - World -

Roll Over Beethoven (1956) was a dec­la­ra­tion of mu­si­cal in­de­pen­dence for a new gen- NEW YORK: Still rel­ish­ing provo­ca­tion three years after their re­lease from prison, punk rock­ers Pussy Riot are re­viv­ing their chal­lenge to Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin in an ac­tion-packed au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal the­atri­cal piece. to Rus­sia’s Bol­she­vik takeover 100 years ago and a rhetor­i­cal ques­tion about whether her piece is about that rev­o­lu­tion.

“No, the one that’s hap­pen­ing now!” Alyokhina shouts in uni­son with ac­tor Kiryl Kanstantsinau be­fore em­bark­ing on an fre­netic ac­count of the fem­i­nist col­lec­tive since its found­ing in 2011.

She ends the piece with a warn­ing that free­dom does not ex­ist on its own — “Fight for it ev­ery day!” She plans to per­form Rev­o­lu­tion in Rus­sia and is not think­ing about the con­se­quences. AFP

Chuck Berry

Pussy Riot

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