University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS
Fermin Muguruza has been influenced by the oppression that, in his opinion, Spain has over Basque Country and, although most of his lyrics are in Basque, his compositions are a melting pot of different cultures, with a big influence of Jamaican and electronic music.
Ramy Essam is known as the bard of the Egyptian revolution. 18 days at Tahrir Square in 2011 catapulted him to fame. In 2009, he established the folk band Mashakel and started to advocate for a life in freedom by illustrating in his songs the simple daily problems he was confronted with, along with all Egyptians, under Mubarak’s regime.
Lavon Volski is an icon of Belarusian rock music. His songs are anthems of the opposition movement.
Under the current regime in Belarus, Krambambulya is blacklisted – like many other bands and artists. Lavon is accompanied on saxophone by Pavel Arakelian. Attila the Stockbroker joins the banned for this once in a lifetime gig!