Anti-Flag Record Song For Pussy Riot

imagesIt’s a year and a day since Pussy Riot performed their infamous ‘punk prayer’ in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow. As has been well-documented by Louder than War, three members of the band were arrested and convicted last August of ‘hooliganism motivated by religious hatred’. Two of them, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina are still serving their two year sentences in penal colonies, far from their homes and families.

Amnesty International have named them “prisoners of conscience” and are campaigning for their release. Anti-Flag, who have a long history of social and political activism, working with organisations such as PETA, Greenpeace, Democracy Now!, and the Occupy Wall Street movement, have now teamed up with Amnesty to record a version of “Toast to Freedom,” a song released last year and recorded by 50 artists to commemorate Amnesty’s 50th anniversary. The Anti-Flag version was recorded in the legendary Hansa studio in Berlin, where the band played a benefit concert for Pussy Riot last year.

The song is available here, and proceeds will go to fund Amnesty International’s human rights work.

Anti-Flag “Toast to Freedom”

 

If any Louder than War readers are interested in attending a Pussy Riot at Amnesty UK’s Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch on Sunday from 2pm, please drop me an email – kerry.mccarthy.mp@parliament.uk – it will include a video showing, and an audience Q+A hosted by Louder than War’s John Robb. It’s free to attend but you’ll have to email to get on the list.

As previously reported on Louder than War there is also a Pussy Riot Freedom Concert at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on Sunday February 24th, with live bands, DJs and more. It’s five minutes walk from the Amnesty HQ, so why not make a day of it!

 

The Author

Words by

Share and comment

11 comments on “Anti-Flag Record Song For Pussy Riot”

Leave a comment?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 
 
 
 
 

Get Your Tickets At Skiddle

To buy tickets for our events please visit: Skiddle.