Sunday, August 24, 2008

Should Georgia-supporters boycott the concert of Mariinsky Orchestra in Tallinn?

Although culture and politics should not be mixed, they very often are. Sometimes this is done by the politicians but sometimes by the culture-people themselves. In an interesting turn of events the opening concert of Estonian national concert organizer Eesti Concert, is given by Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, which just this week gave a concert in South Ossetia to support Russian military activities there. If the orchestra chooses to be a weapon in a propaganda war, it should be only right to dismiss their cultural message. I would like to boycott their concert, but unfortunately i am in Crete at the time.

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