Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

Pussy Riot will obtain the Woody Guthrie Prize in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Could 6, and carry out on the metropolis’s Cain’s Ballroom that night. The prize is given yearly to an artist who “greatest exemplifies Guthrie’s spirit and work by talking for the much less lucky by means of music, movie, literature, dance, or different artwork varieties and serving as a constructive pressure for social change.” The ceremony is a part of the Woody Guthrie Middle’s tenth anniversary celebration, which takes place from Could 5-7.

Collective members Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova will settle for the prize and sit for an interview, earlier than giving Pussy Riot’s multimedia piece Riot Days its U.S. premiere at Cain’s Ballroom.

Tolokonnikova mentioned in a press launch:

It feels becoming to be awarded within the spirit of Woody, I believe he would love Pussy Riot’s anti-fascist message. Normally, when pussy riot will get added to lists, it’s not all the time a great factor, however we’re honored to be on this one. We don’t actually do folks, however we don’t actually do punk both, we merely scream and protest as loud as we are able to, and hope we are able to present others they’ll do the identical. Like Woody mentioned, any idiot could make one thing difficult, our message is obvious and easy. Anybody will be Pussy Riot. Riot. Riot. Resist.

Oh and a fast reminder to Vladimir Putin and anybody who helps his Z regime…. All you fascists are certain to lose.

Previous recipients of the Woody Guthrie Prize embrace Chuck D, Bruce Springsteen, and Mavis Staples. “As artists who, like Woody Guthrie, have the braveness of their convictions, there are not any up to date artists extra worthy of this recognition than Pussy Riot,” mentioned Cady Shaw, director of the Woody Guthrie Middle. “They’ve paid a really private worth for talking their minds on essentially the most critical problems with our time, but they proceed to struggle for justice and freedom.”

Get Concerned in Politics Proper Now: Take These Musicians’ Leads

Avatar photo

By Admin

Leave a Reply