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    Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:41:08

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    Street artist Banksy's dystopian theme park might now be shuttered, but revolutionary Russian punks Pussy Riot made sure to stop by for a visit before it closed. They even wrote a song for the occasion, "Refugees In," a grinding, industrial track dedicated to the refugees of the world, and performed it at a concert also featuring De La Soul and Damon Albarn during the "bemusement" park's closing events.

    According to , the song was staged as a "performance art piece featuring fake protesters [and] riot police...inspired by the wave of Syrian refugees now seeking safety in Europe." It was filmed on September 25th, 2015 and was directed by Ralf Schmerberg, along with music producers bretonLABS, Ten Ven, and Alexandre Parsons.

    Today, the band released the song's official video along with lyrics and a powerful statement to the world: "Why can't we live in a truly global world, not one with locked borders, razor wires and refugee camps? History has shown that migrants can be innovative and entrepreneurial. Look at the US for an example of a whole culture built on the input of immigrants and migrants."

    In solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war and persecution, the resilient trio (all who have faced similar treatment from their government), "have joined forces with London-based art-group The Connor Brothers (Mike Snelle and James Golding) who have started the NGO 'Refugee Response Foundation' to help the refugees in Calais. Pussy Riot will visit Calais in January 2016 to build shelters in association with students from the architecture department at Cambridge University to help the housing problem."

    The band is also "recording several pieces of music...to oppose the right-wing conservative curtain that seems to be falling globally, no longer just affecting Russia but countries across Europe and the US."

    "We are planning to release a lot of disturbing videos next year, we hope that you will not like them," says former political prisoner and Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova.

    Watch the video for "Refugees In" from Pussy Riot and read the lyrics below:



    "Refugees In" lyrics:

    Met in Europe by razor wires,
    Governments here fucking liars
    Desperate people who need to flee
    Seeking refuge by land and sea
    Push for borders, get no peace
    Fuck the police like we're in Greece

    Cage me in cage me out
    Refugees in, nazis out
    Governments here should feel the shame
    Fucking liars, you're to blame

    Fuck the police
    Like we are in Greece
    Destroy piece by piece
    This conservative disease

    Huff and puff and smash it up
    Burst, blast, blow it up
    Cage me in cage me out
    Refugees in, nazis out
    Governments here should feel the shame
    Fucking liars, you're to blame

    Cage me in cage me out
    Refugees in, nazis out
    Governments here, should feel the shame,
    Fucking liars, you're to blame
    You're to blame

    Cage me in cage me out
    Refugees in, nazis out
    Governments here, should feel the shame,
    Fucking liars, you're to blame
    You're to blame

    Cage me in cage me out
    Refugees in, nazis out
    Governments here, should feel the shame,
    Fucking liars, you're to blame
    You're to blame

    Bombing people out of homes
    We want peace, not fucking drones
    Push, push borders away!
    Push borders, do it today!
    Human beings -
    not a swarm Injustice -
    government norm

    Cage me in cage me out
    Refugees in, nazis out
    Governments here, should feel the shame,
    Fucking liars, you're to blame
    You're to blame

    Here are some 'Behind the scenes' photos of the video shoot, captured by Vianney Le Caer for Pussy Riot:

    Pussy Riot Refugees In Video

    Pussy Riot Refugees In Video

    Pussy Riot Refugees In Video

    Pussy Riot Refugees In Video

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    11.18.15

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