“Solidarity with Belarus - 2014” concert also in solidarity with Ukraine
The “Solidarity with Belarus – 2014” concert, featuring ‘Liapis Troubetzkoy’, will take place in Warsaw on April 11th. The venue will start at 7 pm in the square opposite the ‘Bristol’ hotel. The concert’s aim is to give the opportunity to those who live in Warsaw to express their support for civil society in Belarus, to remember and support Belarus’ political prisoners, and to stand against human rights violations in Belarus.
This year’s “Solidary with Belarus” concert is also a kind of support for civil society in Ukraine, and in addition to ‘Lyapis’, ‘Kazak Systems’, ‘Maleo Reggae Rokers’ and ‘Amarok’ will perform. All bands at this year’s “Solidarity with Belarus” concert have performed on Kiev’s Maidan.
As part of the venue, Polish and Belarusian actors will recite Belarusian poetry. Andrei Pochobut, journalist, who was imprisoned for criticizing Lukashenko, will be a special guest at the concert. In addition, the concert will be broadcasted live on Belsat and Radio Racyja.
In addition, “Solidarity with Belarus - 2014” will also feature a prohibited Belarus’ poster exhibition (on the Krakowskie Przedmieście), as well as seminars and discussions on Belarusian issues. Various activities in “Solidarity with Belarus” will also take place in other Polish cities: Gdansk, Krakow, Lodz and Katowice.
The ‘Solidarity with Belarus’ concert, led by the ‘Free Belarus’ Initiative, has taken place every year since 2006 (except 2010). The event is co-organised by the “Stołeczna Estrada” Concert Agency, Belsat TV channel and Radio Racyja with the support of the Warsaw City authorities, Stefan Batory Foundation, Kondrad Adenauer Stiftung, Catholic Intelligentsia Club, Open Dialog Foundation, and MEP Pawel Zalewski.