It’s been 100 years since the October Revolution shook the world. Traditional folk, Soviet pop, jazz, old movie favourites, great 20th-century Russian composers and originals feature as ARIA-winning Zulya and The Children of the Underground look back at the last century of Russian song. They interprets music contemporary to the major events of the last century traversing building the Soviet Empire, Stalinist purges, the Great Patriotic war, the Space Race, the Thaw of 60s and Stagnation of the 70s, Perestroika’s 80s, the chaos of the Yeltsin years and the grim authoritarianism of the Putin era – all set to stunning archival footage.
“5 stars. Swinging like a Bolshevik Marlene Dietrich, Zulya and the Children of the Underground are able to strike a deft balance between melancholic sadness and the unbridled joy that is never too far away. ”Songlines, UK