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Łukasz Grajewski

Belarus: And A Young Hipster Listens To…

Weather improves and spring days are longer. It’s time for a break from politics. Let’s take a look at music trends this spring season: a quick review of Belarusian alternative.


MOH live, source: group's facebook profile

1. Akute – a trio from Mahilyow takes by the handful from Brit indie rock. Their beautiful lyrics in Belarusian make them special among hundreds of others. More:

2. Blackmail – another variation on rock made in UK played by men in depression, tight trousers and Ray-Bans. Probably they could score some success, but, unfortunately, in Belarus hardly anyone listens to this genre. More:

3. Petlia Pristrastiya – emotions, interesting arrangements and some spunk: this is the top of Belarusian alternative. More:

4. MOH – psychedelic, lazy musical collages, but for a more ambitious, or refined, listener. More:

5. Lyapis Trubetskoy – Essential listening, and not only for hipsters: Lyapis is universally known and listened to in Belarus. More:

Translated by KD

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Łukasz Grajewski

Socjolog, absolwent Studium Europy Wschodniej UW. Pracował w administracji publicznej, aktywny w trzecim sektorze (Fundacja Wspólna Europa, Polska Fundacja im. Roberta Schumana, Inicjatywa Wolna Białoruś). Autor licznych publikacji o Europie Wschodniej w polskich mediach.

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