"Bridges of Friendship" in Moscow
This Sunday, the Svetlanovsky Hall of the Moscow International House of Music hosts the Moscow Festival of National Cultures entitled ‘Bridges of Friendship’. The event is aimed at strengthening friendship and unity between nations and peoples, supporting and preserving traditional cultures and folklore of the peoples of Russia.
The Crimean Tatar folklore ensemble ‘Crimea’, Honored Artist of Kabardino-Balkaria and Ingushetia Amur Tekuyev, Honored Artist of Karachaevo-Cherkessia and Honored Worker of Culture of Kazakhstan Arslanbek Sultanbekov, ensemble ‘Assa’, ensemble ‘Adat’, Renat Dzhanibekov from Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Fatima Nurlubaeva from Dagestan, Zaira Kaderagayeva, Zukhra Kabardokova, Vladimir Brilyov, as well as People's Artist of the RSFSR Renat Ibrahimov, People's Artist of Tatarstan Ferdinand Salakhov, People's Artist of Azerbaijan Brilliant Dadasheva and the legendary Uzbek group ‘Uch-Kuduk’ will come to Moscow.
”For centuries, Russia has united a huge palette of different nationalities, cultures. And Russia’s culture has been developing and becoming richer due to a a single component of the cultures of other peoples and nationalities. Culture unites people, gives food for mind and heart. At our wonderful concert ‘Bridges of Friendship’, you will see amazing performers, representing their cultures ... We support the culture and traditions of every people here in Moscow, creating an opportunity for diasporas to meet. It is very important that there is such a platform, " the chairman of the Moscow City Duma Commission for Culture and Mass Communications, chairman of the coordinating council of the Capital's Department of Cultural Workers, Yevgeny Gerasimov said.
"Culture builds bridges between people, brings them closer and unites them. Unification leads to the development of society. Obviously, this is a unique event. Moscow is our home, very many different peoples live here. There are minor nations, which can not assemble a large hall. There is no place for artists to show themselves. This is a unique format. Some famous artists, as, for example, Brilliant Dadasheva, Arslanbek Sultanbekov, refused their fees, saying - we will fly and support this event. Such a sense of patriotism can be an example for many people. Brilliant Dadasheva is an honored People's Artist of Azerbaijan. Arslanbek Sultanbekov’s music was laid in the anthem of Erdogan’s White Party (Justice and Development Party) in Turkey, " the head of the ticket workshop of the Capital’s Department of Cultural Workers, Dilyaver Ablyamitov said.