Mascha Kalesnikava, Flöte spielend
Foto: Frank Post

Free Mascha – An Afternoon For Maria Kalesnikava

Sunday, 11/19/2023


2 pm

Freies Radio für Stuttgart / Series RADIO SCHAUEN

Live at the foyer, on air and as video stream

The musician and activist Maria Kalesnikava has been imprisoned in Belarus for three years and there has been no contact with her for many months, not for her lawyers, not for her family or friends. Stuttgart companions remember their former colleague with artistic contributions. The author Anna Bakinovskaia presents a film about Belarus that also works as a radio play. The director Jasmin Schädler talks about her colleague, the musician Remmy Canedo brings excerpts from the piece noVoice - noBody, one of the last projects that Mascha was able to help create in Stuttgart, and accompanies the afternoon with his electric guitar.

Mascha Kalesnikava bei den Protesten in Minsk 2020
Maria Kalesnikava bei ihrer Verurteilung
Maria Kolesnikova, the last remaining protest leader still in Belarus, gestures inside the defendants' cage at the opening of her trial on charges of undermining national security, conspiring to seize power and creating an extremist group, in Minsk on August 4, 2021. - Kolesnikova, a 39-year-old former flute player in the country's philharmonic orchestra and the only protest leader still in Belarus, has become a symbol of the protest movement in Belarus where Lukashenko, in power since 1994, has been cracking down on opponents since unprecedented protests erupted after last year's elections, deemed unfair by the West. (Photo by Ramil NASIBULIN / BELTA / AFP) (Photo by RAMIL NASIBULIN/BELTA/AFP via Getty Images)