„WOLNOŚĆ ALBO ŚMIERĆ” - PROLEGOMENA DO BADAŃ NAD TWÓRCZOŚCIĄ CZECZEŃSKIEGO BARDA TIMURA MUCURAJEWA
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The article is a preliminary study of contemporary Chechen bard Timur Mutsuraevand texts of his songs. The underground bard and active participant of the FirstChechen War has become a legend and symbol of the Chechen struggle for independenceand freedom. Despite strong anti-Russian and Islamic message Mutsuraev’ssongs are popular not only among independence-oriented Chechens but alsoamong Russian youth. Most of Mutsuraev’s works are patriotic war-songs glorifyingnational effort to defend Chechnya against Russian aggressors. The artist celebratesChechen national symbols, myths and ethos. Mutsurayev’s songs are particular interestingsubject of study in context of postcolonial theory.
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