Voices from Russia

Sunday, 10 July 2011

A Multimedia Presentation. Славянский базар-2011 (Slavyansky Bazar-2011: Slavonic Bazaar-2011)… A Pan-Slavic Cultural Extravaganza from Vitebsk… Dedicated to a Union of Slavic States

Filed under: music,performing arts,pop,Russian,the Ukraine,video — 01varvara @ 00.00

Editor’s Foreword:

Brought to you by the “last Soviet republic in Europe”… they sure DON’T look unhappy to me! We could use a little bit of that happiness here… Nicky, get the smelling salts… all the ‘baggers just fainted away… sheesh!

BMD

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Nadezhda Kadyshyova and Золотое кольцо (Zolotoye Koltso: Golden Ring)

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Nadezhda Kadyshyova and Золотое кольцо (Zolotoye Koltso: Golden Ring)

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The Truretsky Choir… one of the most popular pop acts in Russia… its director, Mikhail Turetsky, is a People’s Artist of Russia

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Molodost moya, Byelorussiya (My Youth, Byelorussia)

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In his opening remarks, Byelorussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said, “As this festival grows and develops, I hope that it’ll keep up its traditions and unique charm”.

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Pesnyary

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Yuliya Savichyova 

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A festive concert in the Summer Amphitheatre traditionally opens the festivities. This year, the organisers prepared many surprises, for example, a performance by the French music legend, Patricia Kaas.

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Patricia Kaas

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Space and Didier Marouani

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Continuing the “French” theme, Space and Didier Marouani appeared on the stage performing electronic and synth-pop.

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Taisiya Povaly

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This year’s Eurovision-2011 winners, the Azerbaijani duet of Ell and Nikki made an appearance…

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Ell and Nikki sing their Eurovision winning song Running Scared

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Syabry

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There were many Russian celebrities at the opening. Valery Leontiev remained true to himself; he appeared on the stage in a VERY idiosyncratic costume.

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Valery Leontiev at the 2009 Slavyansky Bazar

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Another Eurovision winner, Dima Bilan, preferred a more modest outfit, he showed up in a simple white suit.

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Dima Bilan at the 2010 Slavyansky Bazar

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Natalya Tamelo

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Famed accordionist Peter Dranga came to appear as accompanist to singer Marina Devyatova.

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Marina Devyatova and Pyotr Dranga

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Larisa Gribalyova

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Tenor Nikolai Baskov gave a kiss to well-known composer Aleksandra Pakhmutova, People’s Artist of the USSR.

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Aleksandra Pakhmutova and Nikolai Baskov

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Iskui Abalyan

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Folk Dance Troupe Slavyansky Venok (Slavonic Wreath)

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Slavonic Bazaar will run until 14 July. During its last two days, the organisers will award prizes to the winners of the adult and children’s song contests that are part of the festival.

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9 July 2011

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/photolents/20110709/399280238.html

NB:

All 18 vids are in a single playlist at the following URL:

http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=C2EB19851A100E4C

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