Music In Exile

 

Much of the music cut onto the Soviet x-ray records was not Jazz and Rock ’n’ Roll but Russian music- forbidden Russian music. It was forbidden for various reasons - usually because the artists who made it lived in exile in the degenerate capitalist West.

We are joined by afficionados Jason Reid and Joe Dimnot to talk about the ways musicians in exile have gone on to create some of their best work and toinfluence the culture of the countries that provide them shelter from persecution.

We hear a selection of tunes made and influenced by artists including Kurt Weill, Schoenberg, Gil Gilberto and Hugh Masakela.