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Campaign Kazakhstan: Solidarity concert for those facing oppression
Tuesday 2 October, 7pm
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP
Cellorhythmics, the forerunner of the non-classical cello movement, was founded by renowned Kazakh cellist Alfia Nakipbekova and award winning composer James Hesford. Their music brings together the rhythmic elements of jazz, blues, world and funk, combined with exuberant virtuosity.
Cellorhythmics (three cellos, bass guitar and percussion) has performed in numerous festivals throughout UK and Europe.
Kazakhstan is currently witnessing heroic events. Those who stand up for human rights are threatened, imprisoned or worse. The dictator president Nursultan Nazarbayev is desperate to cling on to power in the face of unrest from below. Campaign Kazakhstan works to offer international solidarity to those in struggle against repression.
Recently, as a result of a massive international solidarity campaign, Vadim Kuramshin - human rights lawyer and political opponent of Nazarbayev - has been cleared of fabricated charges of extorting money from the district prosecutor. Vadim had faced up to 14 years imprisonment. See full account on campaignkazakhstan.org
In The Socialist 5 September 2012:
Fight the cuts
Socialist Party news and analysis
International socialist news and analysis
Countering the far-right
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Socialist Party workplace news