Showing posts with label Culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Culture. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Raffaella Carra: “I always vote communist"

Within a period of a few months Italy lost two significant artists, two great singers, two socially and politically conscious women. 

The iconic "La Rossa" Milva died on 23 April 2021 while Raffaella Carrà, the talented singer, dancer, actress and TV presenter, passed away on June 5th, aged 78. 

Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni, as her full name was, will be remembered as an energetic, overwhelming and ingenious personality who became one of Italy's most beloved artists in the second half of the 20th century. 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

KKE Europarliament group asks for the restoration of the Parthenon Marbles

With a question to the European Commission the EU Parliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) asks the full and permanent restitution of the 2,500 year-old Parthenon Marbles, also known as the "Elgin Marbles", which were removed from the Athens Acropolis by British diplomat Lord Elgin in the early 19th century.

As 902 portal reports, the question submitted by KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos reads: 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

KKE-KNE pay farewell to popular songwriter and singer Lavrentis Macheritsas

"Another one great songwriter saddenly passed away, leaving us with the richness of his work", points out a statement of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) for the death of popular rock singer and songwriter Lavrentis Macheritsas

The KKE statement continues: "Like all these years, from his beginning until the time he "left", he accompanied us with his music and songs and he will continue accompany us in our small and great moments. Grandson of the executed - in April 1948 - militant Lavrentis Macheritsas from Volos, he was dynamically participating in the movement, with his music being his weapon. We will always remember his participation in the Festivals of KNE. In the electoral battles of our Party, with his support statements as well as his active participation, such as in 2006 when he was elected city councillor at the Municipality of Athens with the KKE's list". 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Karl Marx Forever! Exhibit in honor of the revolutionary thinker opened in Russia

An exhibition under the title "Karl Marx Forever?" opened in the State Museum of Russia in Leningrad (now St.Petersburg) on October 17, featuring various art pieces and documents, thus being the first display in honor of the great revolutionary thinker since the dissolution of the Soviet Union

The exhibition is organized on the occasion of Karl Marx's 200th birth anniversary. According to the State Museum it "offers a comprehensive overview of images of the influential thinker in Russian culture and everyday life from the beginning of the 20th century till nowadays. The display includes over 100 works of fine art, household items, and archival records."

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Nikos Kazantzakis writes about the Soviet Union

Nikos Kazantzakis
(Heraklion, 1883 - 1957, Freiburg) 
Nikos Kazantzakis*.
Preface in The Soaring Rise of Culture in the U.S.S.R. [Greek ed, 1945.]
Translation into english: 
In Defense of Communism

1. This world, the post-war one, where we are living in, is so rotten, immoral and unworthy of even a moderate man, that every attempt to break it down seems- and is- sacred. 

That is why today all honest people, all those who set justice, freedom and light as goals of the social life, regard the demolition of the rotten, dishonored, old foolish world as their first duty.

2. The second duty, the positive one, of every honest man today is: the effort to create a better world, where what call light or God or rise will be dominate. 

This effort, the heroic one, the martyred one, has been taken and realized- this is her terrific historical mission- by Soviet Russia. This is today the creative turbine, the rotating sparkling nebula, which is constantly shaping and condensing and creating- this is now the only hope of the people- the new, better world. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Khachaturian: Great classical music concert organised by the KKE in Athens

Source: inter.kke.gr.

On October 18, 2017, within the framework of various events organized by the KKE to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, a concert was held with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Greek Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) at the Megaron Music Hall with works by the Soviet composers Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, and Aram Khachaturian. 

The ERT Orchestra was directed by internationally renowned orchestra conductor Alexander Myrat.

Monday, October 17, 2016

KKE honoured the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich

"A Composer of his great era" says the banner above the orchestra. Photo from the two-day
event organised by the KKE in Athens.
In a two-day cultural event held at the Party's headquarters in Athens, the Attica Party Organisation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) honoured the legendary Soviet composer and musician Dmitri Shostakovich

The event began with an introductory speech by Themis Gionis, member of the CC of KKE and also member of the Political Bureau of the KKE Attica Party Organisation, who among other things said:

Monday, September 12, 2016

“Struggle, Knowledge, Courage, Strength”: Communist Youth of Greece organises the 42nd KNE-Odigitis Festival

The annual KNE-Odigitis Festival consists one of Greece's most significant political and cultural events. Following a tradition of more than four decades, the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) organises her 42nd Festival with a rich programme of political, cultural and sports activities. After numerous successful festive events in all over the country during the previous months, the KNE-Odigitis festival will take place in Greece's two largest cities; in Thessaloniki on 15-17 September and in Athens on 22-24 September.

In Thessaloniki the festival will be held at the former military camp 'Pavlos Melas' in Stavroupoli. The cultural programme includes concerts from popular bands like Imam Baildi, Onirama and Kitrina Podilata as well as famous singers like Glykeria, Filippos Pliatsikas, Giorgos Margaritis and Melina Kana. A speech will be delivered by the member of the Political Bureau of KKE Kostas Paraskevas on Saturday 17 September.

The major and final events of the 42nd KNE-Odigitis festival will be held a few days later at 'Antonis Tritsis Park' (Ilion) in Athens. Numerous popular artists, composers, singers and bands, will participate in concerts including: Vasilis Lekkas, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Yannis Markopoulos, Miltos Paschalidis, Manolis Mitsias, Dimitris Basis, Natasa Bofiliou, Lakis Halkias, Giorgos Margaritis, Vangelis Korakakis, Rebellion Connection, Yperastikoi, Glykeria, Rita Antonopoulou, Imam Baildi, Onirama etc.