Do you follow the news and talk about it with your friends? Why are famous Ukrainian and Russian musicians silent on this issue? What are musicians declared as the UN ambassadors of peace doing right now?
What is the role of a musician in political crisis?
Do, for example, Yuri Bashmet and Tatiana Samouil, by playing at the closing ceremony of the winter Olympic games in Sochi, endorse or even support Putin? Does, Itzak Perlman, by entertaining the US president of the day, bear any responsibility for his government's actions?
Are we just entertainers or there are times when we have a moral obligation to stop playing and start talking?
Remember Shostakovich? What would he do now? What will you?
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