Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute

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Radio Monetochka: New Rap, Old Rock, and the Anti-War Sound of Russian Music
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Please join the Harriman Institute and the Barnard College Slavic Department for a moderated discussion and Q&A with the popular Russian singer, songwriter, and content-creator Liza Monetochka. Following the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Liza publicly expressed her anti-war stance, left Russia, and gave a series of benefit concerts in Europe directing the revenue to Ukrainian humanitarian funds. In the conversation, we will talk about Russian music as a platform for social and political commentary and a vehicle for community building bringing together anti-war Russophone audiences outside of Russia. Liza will sing a few songs and answer questions about the experience of coming of age, relocation, writing music, and finding strength to do creative work in a moment of crisis. The event is specifically intended for younger students who are unable to attend Monetochka’s concert in NYC because of the 21+ age restriction. Teenagers and younger students (21-) will get priority seating and will be given priority to ask questions. The remaining seats will be offered to the general public.

The event is part of the Contemporary Culture Series curated by Mark Lipovetsky and Tatiana Efremova.


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