Staging A Revolution: I’m with the Banned
Oct 18 2015 19:00
Koko’s in London
We’re live streaming our sold out Solidarity Concert Staging a Revolution: I’m with the Banned for free to audiences around the world on BBC Arts. Watch as a unique line-up of artist, musicians and performer including David Gilmour, Nadia Tolokonnikova from Pussy Riot, Boombox, Brutto, Kenwyn House, DJ Laurel, DJ Andy Smith, Kim Cattrall, Jeremy Irons, Viktoria Modesta, Neil Tennant, and Juliet Stevenson stand up for artistic freedom of expression and against injustice. Belarus is the last dictatorship in Europe, and the Belarusian people are not free.
I’m with the Banned will unite artists who live in political freedom with banned bands from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, playing on the same bill for the first time. They will perform under a banner designed by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who continues to live under house arrest in Beijing. These artists have all endured extensive intimidation campaigns; they have been systematically persecuted for speaking out in defence of freedom. Now they take centre stage together.
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