Forum on International Issuesand Literatures Russian Program
Sponsored by the Global Education Center & the Department of Modern Languages
Monday April 16 at 4:00 p.m.
University Hall Room 1070
Back in the USSR:
Censorship and Conformity in
Russian Rock and Youth Culture
Artemy Troitsky is a well-known Russian journalist, musicologist and historian. He teaches at the Moscow State University and the Russian State University of Management, and has a weekly radio show on the high-profile "Echo of Moscow," as well as running a concert/event agency and a record label. His most recent publication, "Let Me Take You Down to the World of Pop" spent two months as the top selling non-fiction book in Russia in 2006, and he writes for assorted national and international publications and also appears in feature films.
Born in 1955 in Prague, he became the first DJ in Moscow. Writing about Western music, he became Russia’s first rock journalist and critic, and also organized a 1980 rock festival considered the "Soviet Woodstock." Blacklisted in the early 80's, after Perestroika and Glasnost he became active as the leading expert and promoter of the new Russian music and culture. He has published several books, including "Back in the USSR: The True Story of Rock in Russia" and “Tusovka: Whatever Happened to Soviet Underground Culture."
For further information, please contact 973-655-4185 or simonW@mail.montclair.edu.
This event is free and open to the public.