Twenty-eight men singing Russian songs. From Mullumbimby. Or Mullumgrad as it is now known. Long way from Moscow. No one speaks Russian but they sing it so well. In 2014 they got together for Mullum Music Fest. Then they kept going to have an excuse for a beer on Tuesday nights. In May 2017 they wind up on Russian TV, prime time Channel One news and did streaming concerts for disbelieving Russians. So … what do the beloved tovarishi have to say?
'Dustyesky is men’s shed without the tools.
We hang out, drink beer, sing Russian songs. Why nyet?
Some peoples go crazy in Moscow because ordinary men from Mullumgrad sing nice.
But we here for good time – and a long time. Da!
When all Siberian permafrost melted, we will still sing.
With each other. For whoever listens.
Our songs of suffering and despair will fill your heart with love and joy.
Would you like a gherkin liqueur?'
You must come see and listen to believe … Dustyesky!
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