Alexander Lukashenko about music preferences whilst driving

Alexander Lukashenko about music preferences whilst driving

On March 20, Belarus President Lukashenko met with representatives of the cultural sphere and answered their questions. The discussion involved 270 people - students of cultural educational institutions , young creative workers and teachers.

Young people asked the President dozens of questions, which touched on both serious and very personal topics. One of the questions that the representatives of the cultural sphere asked the President was concerning the music that he likes listening to.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
I can listen to music when I am driving, it happens nearly every two days, when I am going for my training or somewhere else. I turn the music on, but most of the times I am given disks. This is the idea for the Year of Native Land. I tell certain composers and singers to release an album consisting of 12-15 compositions and good songs. Write good music and words to it. And then they give the disks. I put these disks on for 30-35 minutes while driving and listen to them. That is why I listen to such soulful music. There is good classics as well. And I will listen to it with great pleasure.

Participant of the meeting:
Alexander Grigorievich, I am guitar player…

Alexander Lukashenko:
It is my passion. Some time ago I wanted to learn how to play the guitar. And tried to. But I was not that good at it rather than playing the chromatic accordion. I still have a guitar standing in the corner, a good one. If somebody would have taught me then, I would be playing it now.

Participant of the meeting:
If you allow me to, I would be happy to give you my disk where I perform compositions on a classics guitar: from classics to flamenco.

Alexander Lukashenko:
I promise to listen to it.