In 1989, the Ukrainian punk rock band Vopli Vidopliassova released a semi-official cassette tape called “Tantsi,” or “Dances.” In 2019, the original session tape was rediscovered, and in 2023, Tantsi was finally officially released. It now serves as a time capsule from late-Soviet Kyiv, where Ukrainian punks were rebelling against repressive rule from the Kremlin, and imagining new possibilities. The World’s Daniel Ofman reports from Kyiv.
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