Russia's Widening Music Scene Takes Up the Blues NPR's Liane Hansen speaks with Michael Urban, co-author of Russia Gets the Blues: Music, Culture, and Community in Unsettled Times. Urban describes how the fall of Communism in the country has led to a lot of bad pop music, while at the same time fostering a passion for American-style blues.
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Russia's Widening Music Scene Takes Up the Blues

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Russia's Widening Music Scene Takes Up the Blues

Russia's Widening Music Scene Takes Up the Blues

Russia's Widening Music Scene Takes Up the Blues

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NPR's Liane Hansen speaks with Michael Urban, co-author of Russia Gets the Blues: Music, Culture, and Community in Unsettled Times. Urban describes how the fall of Communism in the country has led to a lot of bad pop music, while at the same time fostering a passion for American-style blues.