Texas Tech University

Vadim Astrakhan

To perform his translations of the songs of Vladimir Vysotsky

Vadim Astrakhan

When: 03/2/2015 at 6:00 PM
Where: ICC Auditorium

As a poet, singer, and actor, Vladimir Vysotsky is arguably the most significant figure in Russian culture in the late Soviet period. His songs were known and loved by an entire nation. In post-Soviet Russia, his verse continues to remain relevant. Vadim Astrakhan has rendered Vysotsky's immortal verse into English. Along with being an excellent translator, Astrakhan is also a gifted musician. He will perform his translations of Vysotsky's verse for the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities on Monday, March 2 at 6 pm in the International Cultural Center Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsors: Office of International Affairs, The CH Foundation, TTU Dept. of History, TTU Dept. of Political Science, and CMLL