Formerly Blacklisted Musician To Perform In Minsk In March


Popular in Belarus and Ukraine Brutto rock band is scheduled perform in Minsk on 8 March 2017. Led by the charismatic Belarusian singer and songwriter Sergei Mikhalok, the band has never performed in the Belarusian capital before. This concert will hopefully put an end to the unofficial ban on Mikhalok’s peformances in Minsk. The ban was allegedly introduced after the singer’s public criticism of Belarus president Aliaksandr Lukashenka over the 2010-2011 crackdown on the opposition and civil society, Euroradio . Brutto performed in a smaller Belarusian city, Homel, on 29 October 2016.