Chechnya bans music too slow or fast

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Chechnya, a region in Russia, has introduced new rules about the kind of music that can be played publicly. According to reports, music must now have a tempo of 80 to 116 beats per minute (BPM). This change means that very fast or very slow music, like some popular Western dance genres, cannot be played.

The decision was announced by the Chechen culture ministry, following guidelines from the region’s leader to make music fit better with Chechen cultural values. The culture minister emphasized the importance of preserving Chechen musical traditions and not adopting styles from other cultures.

Artists in Chechnya have been given until June 1 to adjust their music to meet these new standards. If they do not, they will not be allowed to perform their music publicly.

This move is part of broader efforts to maintain and enforce cultural norms in Chechnya, which has also been known for its strict societal rules and significant political support for actions taken by Russia, including its military activities.

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