Posted: 14.06.2023 12:48:00

Rock will return to the Slavianski Bazaar

The MT came by the poster
of the International Arts Festival
Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk

A month is left before one of the most anticipated events 
of the summer. Guests and participants will meet the 32nd
edition of the International Arts Festival Slavianski Bazaar 
in Vitebsk from July 12th to July 17th. The festival programme
is ready. Let’s see what’s in it.

The bright overture of the fest will be the concert dedicated to the Year of Peace and Creation by the Aura band under the symbolic title Peace to our home. A creative evening with the participation of many star guests will be held on July 12th at the Summer Amphitheatre. On the same day, the 21st International Children’s Music Competition starts in the Vitebsk Concert Hall, and Sergey Lazarev will perform on the site in front of the concert hall in the evening.
A day later, on July 13th, the fanfare of the festival will be officially played. The opening will be illuminated by a whole galaxy of stars: Lev Leshchenko, Angelina Vovk, Elena Vaenga, Dmitry Kharatyan, Vladimir Presnyakov, Aleksandr Marshal, Varvara, Yuri Malikov and the Novyye Samotsvety ensemble, the NA-NA group... By the way, tickets for the opening are already sold. 
Belarusian Anna Trubetskaya won
the Grand Prix of the festival in 2022

The Union State Invites... concert has become a good tradition. Dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the People’s Artist of the USSR Igor Luchenok, it will be held on July 14th. The talented composer, beloved by many generations, is known for such hits as Moi Rodny Kut, Alesya, etc. Artists of Belarus and Russia will perform not only legendary hits to the music of Luchenok, but also unreleased, that is, completely new songs accompanied by National Academic Concert Orchestra of Belarus named after Mikhail Finberg. The festival will also host a concert of choreographic art Under the auspices of the Day of the Union State.
On the night of July 14th-15th, the audience will experience the Golden Hit. The programme includes Ilona Bronevitskaya, Viktor Saltykov and the Forum band, the NA-NA, DoReDos, Gorod 312, Discomafia groups and others. 
The 32nd edition of the International Pop Song Performers Competition promises a lot of discoveries, the participants will perform Slavic hits accompanied by an orchestra. The second part will please the creative evening of Irina Dorofeeva and guests.
On the night of July 15th-16th — the Russian Radio concert. From the stage of the amphitheatre, the guest will hear the best and most relevant hits of BURITO, Hanna, Anna Semenovich, Mitya Fomin, MIA BOYKA, ST, Artem Kacher and others.
Excellent mood and positive guarantees a KVN-concert with the participation of teams of the Major League of KVN and guests. A holiday of humour and laughter awaits everyone at the main site of the Slavianski Bazaar on July 16th. In the evening of the same day, the closing ceremony of the festival will take place.

But that’s not all. On July 17th, the amphitheater invites you to the Chanson TV — All Stars concert with Tatyana Markova, Soso Pavliashvili, Viktor Korolev, the Lesopoval band, Natalia Senchukova, Viktor Rybin and other famous artists. And the platform of the KZ Vitebsk will be pumped on the waves of Rock Panorama. The return of rock to the Bazaar — what could be cooler! The programme includes performances by Sergey Bobunets (Smyslovye Gallyutsinatsii), Vadim Samoylov (Agatha Christie) and the SKYNET group.
The atmosphere of Slavianski Bazaar is created by a rich theatrical programme, warm musical meetings in the regional philharmonic society, and, of course, street, truly folk venues. Only in the City of Masters more than 200 participants from different parts of Belarus and Russia will present their work. Local craftsmen will be accompanied by originals from Pskov, Nizhny Tagil, Vologda and Udmurtia... 

Ekaterina Labuko, director of the Vitebsk Regional Scientific and Methodological Centre of Folk Art, said, “There are plans to hold two competitions of masters — in embroidery and basket weaving. Don’t miss our Tanchym Razam (Let’s Dance Together) international tournament of national dances. During the Slavianski Bazaar it will spin everyone for the jubilee, 10th time, gathering about 250 Belarusian and Russian participants on the Freedom Square. Some of them will also demonstrate special, local dances.
The debut of the forum is Fashion Divertissement with a show of modern outfits, in which elements of the folk system are noticeable. Linen, intricate ornaments, original decorations will be presented by both Belarusian fashion theatres and guests from the Russian Federation. We will not reveal all the surprises, but the semantic line of ‘two sisters — Belarus and Russia’ will not do.”

The public also appreciated the On the Seven Winds festival of street art, which will turn the streets of Vitebsk into open-air concert venues from July 13th to July 16th. Performers and artists, dancers and musicians, an incendiary fire show — it will be beautiful!

By Anna Naumova

Photos by belta, Anton Stepanischev