29 June 2018


One of the distinguished festival traditions is widening the pool of its participants. Those who have been to the festival Vitebsk once fall in love with this celebration of friendship forever. The program of the XXVII International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” features the gala concert “International Voice in Vitebsk”.

The project was launched last year and provided an impressive presentation of the prizewinners and overall winners of the international festivals and contests- members of the World Association of Festivals (WAF). This year the singing skills and choreographic art are to be demonstrated by the representatives of countries-WAF member such as Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, as well as guests from Germany, Georgia, China, Malta and other countries. The gala concert includes performances by Maria Magilnaya, Ekaterina Artemenko, Ivan Zdonyuk, Maria Zhilina (Belarus) Daria Andreeva, Artur Borisov, Alena Ershova, Sophia Fisenko, Lada Mishina (Russia), Sanat Asuat (Kazakhstan), Darija Vracevic (Serbia), Tjaša Jakup (Slovenia), Darina Galitskaya (Ukraine), Nikoletta Kungurceva (Germany), Lika Dolidze (Georgia), the group “Accent” and ensemble “Pumpurini” from Latvia, the Israeli show ballet “Vizavi”, the duet “CNM” (China).


Songs of sunny Georgia

Lika Dolidze is a famous Georgian pop singer.  In 1993, her voice literally conquered the jury of the international contest in Istanbul, and Lika won Grand Prix. In 1998, her first solo album “Sun” was released. The album was called by the song, composed by Mikhail Zakariashvili to the words of the great Georgian poet Galaktion Tabidze.

The first solo concert in the Tbilisi Big Concert Hall in 1999 brought Lika Dolidze great success. The talented performer is a regular guest on radio and television. She gives many performances as a soloist and in duet with famous singers.


Darina returns to Vitebsk

Darina GalitskayaYoung Ukrainian singer Darina Galitskaya has already got her name mentioned in the history of “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”. In 2015, she won the First Prize at the International Children Music Contest “Vitebsk-2015”. Performing the song “Feeling Good”, Darina demonstrated excellent singing skills and the feeling of the stage. Darina considers her participation in the contest “Vitebsk-2015” a second serious victory. The first was in Italy, at the International Contest of Solo Performers “Sanremo Junior”. Despite her young age, the young singer can boast a rich collection of prizes such as the Grand Prix at the Israeli Contest “The Mediterranean Sea”, the award for talented children of Ukraine “Future of the Nation”, the Second Prize at the contests “The Yalta Coast” in 2010, 2012 and 2013, the Grand Prix of the Ukrainian Festival “Breath of Winter”. The growing popularity, new albums and videos prove that the young singer has a creative future.


Energy of dance conquers the world

The Israeli show-ballet “Vizavi” (chief choreographer and artistic director Galina Vigal) is well known to the Vitebsk audience. The ballet has participated in the festival “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” more than once and has always been given a warm reception.

The performing skills of the dancers were highly appreciated in Latvia and Estonia, Georgia and Armenia, the Czech Republic and Spain, and other countries.

The show-ballet “Vizavi” has got over 400 prestigious cups and medals, received in numerous contests and competitions. One of them is the first place in the All-Israeli Dance Competition in hip-hop style.

The gala concert “International Voice in Vitebsk” is scheduled for 14 July in the Concert Hall “Vitebsk” at 16.00.