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Unformatted text preview: to Australia – but wasn’t taken up • • “Australijskaja Polka.” 28th Star. Mroja (NRM) (1990) Melodija o This early example from Mroja’s repertoire illustrates the hard edge of their rock style as well as the social commentary embedded in their music. The hard rock polka tells of a young man who must choose to emigrate to Australia or stay in post- Chernobyl Belarus. The use of stylistic and melodic quotations from traditional folk and Western popular music signals the band’s black humor as well as their facility with a variety of genres and idioms. o Is a polka, sounds very punk- ish later o About how Australia is alright but it’s not Belarus • • Soviet Union • - lot of hope in...
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