Together for harmony

Minsk and Munich. The two cultural cities sound like a well-rehearsed team, and not just because of their initials. So that the two metropolises can get to know each other better, the Belarusian community “Razam” invites you to the “Minsk x Minga” festival, which is taking place for the first time. From September 9th to 11th, the festival aims to bring people from Munich closer to Belarusian culture, which continues to exist in a committed and energetic manner despite the authoritarian Lukashenko regime. “Razam” means together, and that is also the aim of the festival: to work together against violence and repression in Belarus . The event is supported by the Bavarian State Chancellery and the Heintze Foundation.

The Belarusian opera singer and activist Margarita Levchuk will kick things off, with whom the program will start on September 9 at 7 p.m. in the All Saints’ Church of the residence. A vernissage and the theater performance “The body you are calling is currently not available” about innocent civilians who are in captivity in Belarus will follow on September 10 (7 p.m.). The trio “KRIWI” offers folklore-inspired singing (9 p.m.), while DJ Papa Bo Selektah plays electronic music (10.30 p.m.).

On Sunday, children can take part in a handicraft workshop (11 a.m.). Meanwhile, the film screenings “Lake of Joy” by A. Paluyan (11:30 a.m.) and “Strip and War” by A. Kutsila (12:15 p.m.) are running. Finally, the Belarusian singer Palina will present her mix of indie, pop and electro music (7.30 p.m.). All performances on Saturday and Sunday take place backstage. A combination ticket costs 50 euros. Day tickets cost 30 euros.

Minsk x Minga, All Saints’ Church of the Residenz , Sept 9, 7pm, Backstage, Sept 10-11, www.tickettailor.com

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