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    Ukraine’s New Musical Superstars Tackle Post-Soviet Angst

    They rose from the ashes like … fungus? Rap group Grebz, whose name is a play on the Russian word for mushrooms, have overcome Ukraine’s poorly developed music sector to become genuine sensations across Eastern Europe and even in Russia. Their songs about sex and partying still manage to capture the distress of a down-and-out generation, and are a departure from Ukraine’s overtly wealthy, self-promoting pop stars, winning them wild crowds at live shows — which Grebz abruptly announced they’ll stop playing after this year.

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