A musical compilation in support of Belarusian victims of repression and police violence.
The events currently unfolding in Belarus are terrifying and, let’s hope, miraculous.
Terrifying because the illegitimate president Aleksandr Lukashenko, known as “Europe’s last dictator”, is waging a war against his citizens in plain sight – his forces are beating, torturing, and killing peaceful protesters who are fighting for their right to honest, transparent elections. Thousands are currently imprisoned and about seventy people are still missing.
Miraculous because the largest act of solidarity in Belarusian history is being conducted without coordination, leadership, or even an internet connection on the first days after elections. Kilometre-long chains of women in white with flowers are blocking security forces from continuing their violent suppression of entirely peaceful protesters. Factory workers on strike are having their lost wages supplemented by charitable contributions. And everywhere a spirit of joy, pride, and hope permeates this movement, despite the overwhelming repression and force with which they have been met.
While Belarusians have real hope for a victory of the righteous, they need your support, your help, and your awareness.
The aim of this international compilation is to show solidarity with these brave Belarusians and collect money for the victims of repression. Funds will be sent to support Belarus Solidarity Foundation – one of several foundations currently helping Belarus. There is no time to wait — they desperately need our help now.
Although it’s not high on the list of priorities right now, it’s good to know many tracks are premieres – from Inturist, Maarja Nuut & Ruum, Chikiss, Mustelide, Super Besse and The Underground Youth.
Karpov not Kasparov
The Underground Youth
Maarja Nuut & Ruum
Mustelide feat. Luss Nigaglioni Princess Century
Perforated Cerebral Party ft. Alice Virt KETA
Latest tracklisting – go to compilation.
Artwork by Karolis Strautniekas