Broadcast version of the musical project “Last Dawn” available here

2013 2013-10-10T13:37:25+0300 2013-10-10T13:37:25+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 10 October, the World Day against the Death Penalty, the broadcast version of the musical project “Last Dawn” appeared onthe web. Here, new songs are presented by Liavon Volski, Anastasiya Shpakouskaya, Aliaksandr Pamidorau, Hanna Khitryk, Viktar Rudenka. Ales Dzianisau and Zmitser Vaitsiushkevich.

"The Last Dawn" continues the traditions of such musical projects as “Narodnya Albom” ("The People's album ") “Ya Naradziuskia Tut” ("I Was Born Here") and “Sviaty Vechar” ("Holy Night"). However, unlike its predecessors it was created in real time and in addition to music includes a rich visual part. prodided by the sand artist Anastasiya Shostak and the film director Pavel Bandzich. The initiator of the project is the Human Rights Center "Viasna" .

“This is a project of artists from different musical styles and different views, who are united by one topic, which confirms its social importance,” notes the campaign coordinator Andrei Paluda. “We were very worried, because for us it was the first creative project of such scale , but the final product and the media responce confirm its success. I am very grateful to the creative team of the project and to all the participants for their contribution to our common activity.

 Belarus is the last country in Europe and the former Soviet Union where the death penalty is retained. Over the past 17 years about 400 executions were committed, and there was only one case in which a death sentence was commuted to imprisonment. The project took place in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus."

The final version of the project will be released on DVD and as an audio album. The project was implemented by the creative team of the portal