1987 - 1992 the singing revolution
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In the five years between 1987 and 1991, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia intensified their efforts to achieve freedom and independence from Soviet Union. Differently from the past and from similar movements, however, this time the three Baltic nations adopted a different strategy.

Antis on stage during the first edition of thexa “Rock March”. Vilnius, 1987. Photographer Raimondas Urbakavičius. National Museum of Lithuania.

The story of this exhibition is not a story of people holding weapons: it is a story of people holding guitars, microphones, pens, and all the other tools of culture, art, poetry and, particularly, music. For this reason, these five years became known as the Singing Revolution.

In this exhibition you will discover how these events took place and what they meant to Lithuania and Lithuanians.

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Project created by Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Cinema Museum.