Lavon Volski

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Lavon Volski, 2009

Lavon Arturavič Zejdel-Volski (Belarusian: Ляво́н Арту́равіч Зэйдэль-Во́льскі, pronounced [lʲaˈvon ˈvolʲskʲi]; born on September 14, 1965 in Minsk) is a Belarusian musician, writer, painter, and founder of the Belarusian rockgroups Mroja, N.R.M., and Krambambula.

Biography[edit]

Lavon Volski is a Belarusian rock-musician, cultural figure, an author of music and lyrics, poet, artist, group leader of N.R.M.[1] and Krambambula[2][better source needed], the owner of numerous musical awards, both personal and as a member of various collectives. He is the son of Artur Volski, who is a known Belarusian writer. He studied at Minsk Art College.

Career[edit]

He was a vocalist and a keyboard player of the Belarusian Rock-band Mroja. He wrote lyrics for ULIS, album Pa-nad dachami (1995) and was guitar player and the vocalist of Novaje Nieba. Now he is the rhythm guitar player and the vocalist of N.R.M., Zet and Krambambula. In 2008 he has also started a solo career and has released a first album called "Bielaja jablynia hromu" in March 2010. For the Belarusian speaking radioprogramme Radio Svaboda he writes sharp-ironical Cabaret-styled songs about political and social topics. In 2014 he released a solo album "Social Science[3][better source needed]" - an author's view of the problems of modern Belarusian society. This album was recorded at the studio "Ymir Audio" in Vilnius. The musical part of "Social Science" was arranged together with Norwegian musician multi-instrumentalist and sound producer Snorre Bergerud.

Publications[edit]

He wrote two books of poetry: Kalidor (1993) and Fotaalbom (2000) and writes for Nasha Niva and the Teksty magazine. His story "The new flat of Kazimir" was included in the collection of prose works "Pavietrany Šar" from the Nasha Niva Library.

Discography[edit]

Basowiszcza, 2014
  • Narodny Albom (1997)
  • Sviaty Viečar 2000 (1999)
  • Ja Naradziŭsia Tut (2000)
  • Premjer Tuzin 2005 (2005)
  • Premjer Tuzin 2006 (2006)
  • Kupliety i prypievy (2008)
  • Takoha niama nidzie (2010)
  • Bielaja Jablynia Hromu (2010)
  • Hramadaznaustva (2014)
  • Psychasamatica (2016)

Miscellanea[edit]

He was a narrator of the Kvadrakola radio show on Radyjo Racyja.

Four songs written by Lavon Volski were performed in the 2006 documentary A Lesson of Belarusian, which dealt with the Belarusian democracy movement and the 2006 re-election of Alexander Lukashenko as president. Three of these were performed by N.R.M., the other by Belarusian students.

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