State television pundit Dmitry Kiselyov says he will organize a three-day rap music festival at a nudist beach in Crimea in August 2019. “You can’t ban rap anymore than you can ban obscenities. It’s a cultural phenomenon that we face,” Kiselyov told the radio station Govorit Moskva on December 6. The pro-Kremlin pundits says he will stage the concert next summer as a response to the “hype” generated by his December 2 evening TV broadcast, where he defended rappers against Russia’s ongoing police crackdown on live performances.
Kiselyov says his rap festival will take place after the “Koktebel Jazz Party,” which he has personally organized since 2014, after the “Koktebel Jazz Festival” relocated to the Odessa region, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
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