Life in the underground Soviet music scene Part 2

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Joanna Stingray
Joanna Stingray

Joanna Stingray who was only 23 years old when she first set foot in the USSR and started meeting now-legendary musicians and artists of the Soviet underground. By 1985, she was writing and recording with them, and smuggling their music to the West in order to produce the ground breaking album Red Wave: 4 Underground Bands from the USSR.

In part 2 we hear of her questioning by the KGB and the FBI, falling in love with Yuri and how she smuggled the bands’ music out of the Soviet Union to produce the album.

Part one is here and part 3 here

Joanna’s book, Red Wave written with her singer/songwriter daughter, Madison, includes Stingray’s extensive collection of photographs, artworks, and interviews with the musicians.

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