Next up it’s Manizha from Russia singing Russian Woman. This features a giant prop dress that floats around the stage, some rapping in English and a backdrop of 500 Russian women from all kinds of backgrounds, including Manizha’s mum.
Manizha is well known in Russia for singing about national, cultural and sexual identity; and above all else, tolerance. Banging beats with a side order of social commentary? Yes please.
We love the floating dress. So great to see that, like so many others, Manizha’s has taken up quilting during lockdown.