The international song festival in Vitebsk Slavianski Bazaar has officially been launched. In the morning of July 14, a celebratory parade went through the streets of the city. The show was attended by all those who will create the mood of the musical forum for visitors and guests during the entire festival.
They carried with them all the flags of the 45 countries participating in the anniversary of the Slavonic Bazaar. For the first time, the flag of the Slavonic Bazaar was hoisted.
Natalia Kochanova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
For us, of course, it is the image of the country and a good show for young contestants. I would like this show to become a good starting point for many of them.
Dimash Kudaibergen, winner of the International Pop Song Performers Contest "Vitebsk 2015":
For me it is a great honor since Slavic Bazaar, as you know, has produced such famous artists as Taisia Povaliy and Anzhelika Agurbash. During the 25 years, they have achieved much more than me.. But they gave me an opportunity to feel a kind of authority.
Also on July 14, a festival star of the orchestra conducted by Mikhail Finberg was lit. The plate with the name of the new winner of the special prize of the President of Belarus Through Art To Peace and Mutual Understanding opened at Stars Square. This band has become a kind of brand of the Slavonic Bazaar over the years.
Mikhail Finberg, People's Artist of Belarus, art director of the National Academic Concert Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus:
We have carried out substantial amount of work. And most importantly, it involves not only people of my age. The youth, our future, are also taking part. That's the most important thing. And I'm very proud of that.