Russian folk dance troupe to perform at Hue Festival 2018Hoang Phong Russia’s folk dance troupe “Siberian Patterns” will come to Vietnam for a performance at the Hue Festival 2018 scheduled to take place from April 28 to May 2 in the former imperial capital of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, the organizing committee of the festival told the Daily in an email on January 23. Founded in 1995 by the award-winning Russian artist Irina Ovechkina, who has got the Award of the Russian Federation for her contributions to the development of Russian folk dances, the ensemble is expected to bring unique folk dances to the forthcoming festival. The dance troupe has earned international recognition and become a member of the international dance committee of UNESCO. Earlier, the “Berywam” beatbox band and the “Lysistrata” rock band from France and the “Urpin” folk ensemble from Slovakia also confirmed their participation in … [Read more...] about Russian folk dance troupe to perform at Hue Festival 2018
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In the center of Yekaterinburg, on Clara Zetkin Street, behind an inconspicuous iron door, is a city legend - Marshal Georgy Zhukov's bunker. Usually, old bomb shelters are turned into museums but this one has become a recording studio. Its director is a figure no less legendary in the Urals: Aleksandr Pantykin, the "grandfather of Sverdlovsk rock music," as he is respectfully known here. Aleksandr Pantykin. Anna Sorokina At 25 meters below ground, there’s nothing to distract one from the creative process and the neighbors are not disturbed by the sound of musical instruments. "When we had our studio in a city flat, people complained to the police about us all the time because the noise was incredible," says Pantykin. "So we started putting a lot of effort into looking for replacement premises and in the end, 10 years ago, found this bunker." Zhukov's bunker in the center of Yekaterinburg. Did you notice 'piano keys' on the wall? Anna Sorokina … [Read more...] about Why the Urals are the real birthplace of Russian rock music
By Huy Nguyen in HCMC A new theater dedicated to Vietnamese folk music will open at the HCMC Labor Culture Palace in District 1 next month. The theater has a seating capacity of about 250 and comes with the name “Non La”, a popular conical palm-leaf hat. “The theater will be operational in mid-February and will feature many genres of Vietnamese folk music such as ca tru (ceremonial singing), cheo (traditional opera), hat boi (traditional drama), nha nhac cung dinh (royal music) and chau van (ritual music),” said Huynh An Tuan, the owner of the theater. He added that performances will be staged with ethnic musical instruments such as gongs, dan da (stone musical instrument), percussions and many kinds of bamboo flutes and zithers. The theater will invite experts in folk music to talk shows as well. Tuan said that the theater is aimed at bringing an ‘authentic Vietnamese feeling’ for foreign tourists to learn more about Vietnamese culture and … [Read more...] about Folk music theater up and running next month
Many Russian dancers, composers, artists, choreographers and entrepreneurs worked for the Ballets Russes, the Russian enterprise that conquered Europe in the early 20th century. These immensely talented people spread the fame of the Russian ballet around the world, making Russian culture fashionable. Sergei Diaghilev, ballet impresario and founder of Ballets Russes Portrait of Sergei Diaghilev by Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov State Russian Museum Extremely talented as a ballet impresario, Sergei Diaghilev played the greatest role popularizing Russian culture internationally. He founded The Russian Seasons (Les Saisons Russes), the project that later gave birth to the Ballets Russes, and spread the fame of this quintessential Russian art form across international audiences, and in doing so he had a major influence on the future of world culture. Starting from 1906, the finest showcases of Russian art, classical music, opera and later on, ballet, toured Europe to … [Read more...] about Ballets Russes: Who made the Russian ballet world-famous?
Want to read more?We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Campbeltown Courier – subscribe today for as little as 56 pence per week. Subscribe Now Full details of what the cup winners played and their cups are: Rotary Club of Campbeltown trophy: Dalintober Junior Choir, conductor – Ms Lindsay Brodie, Consider yourself – Lionel Bart and Dream Angus; Peter Armour trophy: Hannah Millar: vocal solo P5 and under: Coulter’s Candy; R A Wallace & Sons trophy: Iona Renton: vocal solo P6 and P7: The Dark Island; Gordon Campbell trophy: Erin Soudan: vocal solo S1, S2 and S3: I Feel Pretty from West Side story; David Gardiner trophy: Ruairidh Wallace: vocal solo S4 and above: Non ti scordar di me; Five Jays Florists: Iona Renton and Amy Ross: vocal ensemble 18 years and under – vocal duet: Keil; R W MacDonald trophy: Grace McTaggart: Keyboard 18 years and … [Read more...] about Kintyre Music Festival prizewinners