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Event Archive - Pussy Riot Solidarity Concert & Freedom of Speech Rally: Muffdusters, The ReAktion, Tonye Aganaba, The Vampire Bats, La Chinga, POCKET CALIGULA, Magnificent Bastards, Sinmobile

Sun. August 26th 2012 @  Vancouver Art Gallery steps (All Ages)
Noon - 7 PM
In light of the recent events surrounding the imprisonment of the Russian band Pussy Riot for their expression of dissent against a patriarchal and oppressive state rule, we are organizing a free, all day solidarity concert / freedom of speech rally for this Sunday August 26th at the Vancouver Art Gallery steps (Georgia plaza)

Featuring live performances by:

Tonye Aganaba
Vampire Bats
La Chinga
The ReAktion (from Chile)
Pocket Caligula
Magnificent Bastards
East Vamps

plus acoustic sets by
Orchard Pinkish
Ace Lytem
Gord Smithers (from the Deadcats)

...some still TBC
(order of bands listed is NOT in order of performance)

Audio & PA by RC Guns

Support audio tech - Rob "Multitasker" Campbell

Stage crew - Doug Donut , Rockin Ronnie

Photography by Karen Hansen

Event Volunteers:
Your name here ;)

The rally aims to peacefully bring attention to the ongoing struggle for freedom of speech & expression experienced by those who live under communist Russian rule - freedoms that people in North America simply take for granted. The actions taken by Pussy Riot have been criticized by some who feel they are merely trying to get publicity - these people have surely never seen the inside of a Russian prison or they would know what a terrible trade-off for publicity that would really be. But those people are entitled to their own opinion, which is a right that Pussy Riot (and many like them) do not get to enjoy.

The actions taken by these activists are not the first but they are the most blatant exhibition of the oppressive Putin dictatorship. If the people have no voice, all freedom is lost and the oppressor has won... allowing this to go on anywhere in the world is a step down the path to tyrannical rule -. This is a show of solidarity with those fighting for civil liberties globally. Please read more about this situation and educate yourself a little, and enjoy the freedom to express your own opinions...

Along with a full day of some of Vancouver's finest music, there may be an art-sale-by-artist fundraiser and other family friendly activities - Andrea Fergusson will be taking care of that so contact her if you're interested..

Bands will start around 12:00 and play til about 7pm .... come show your support or just enjoy a free day of great music and art.



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The ReAktion (Alternative Rock)

The Re∆ktion begins as a band in 2010 with the end of several personal and musical phases of its members. A period of changes and decisive situations would take the members to leave behind their former projects, clean the canvas and start from scratch. But as a concept, The Re∆ktion began long before, growing within all of them as an expression... more info

Tonye Aganaba "Megamaiden" (I rule)

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