">Name: Czech government frames singer
Artist: Marta Kubisova|
Confronting Bodies: Director of the State Concert Agency, Dr Hrabal
Date of Action: 1970
Specific Location: Czechoslovakia
Description of Artwork: Kubisova had won prizes for her song "Harmonika," which was a tribute to Russian soldiers who died during World War 2. However, after the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968, she refused to sing it anymore and instead preformed "Modlitba," which was meant to evoke national spirit.
The secret police used the photographs as an excuse to cancel all Kubisova's contracts for performing or recording.
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