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12.12.2017

Deep Purple cancels June 2018 concert in Belarus
Deep Purple cancels June 2018 concert in Belarus The concert of Deep Purple announced in Minsk on June 4 as part of the world tour The Long Goodbye Tour will not take place.Ticket return and exchange options have been announced.

10.12.2017

Naviband releases new album “Adnoj Darohaj”
Naviband releases new album “Adnoj Darohaj” The prominent Belarusian group Naviband, which represented Belarus at Eurovision 2017, has released their new album “Adnoj Darohaj” (The Same Road). It is the fourth album of the group, however, this time all the songs of the album have been recorded in the Belarusian language.

04.12.2017

Naviband releases new music video for song “Where do you live?”
Naviband releases new music video for song “Where do you live?” The prominent Belarusian group Naviband, which represented Belarus at Eurovision 2017, has released a video clip to the song “Where do you live?” The director of the clip is the producer of the duet Alexander Tobolsky. The successful producer had already filmed a clip for the group to the song “Historyja majho žyccia” (“The story of my life”). Alexander Tobolsky has commented on the event.
Artyom and Ksenia from Naviband expecting a baby
Artyom and Ksenia from Naviband expecting a baby The representatives of Belarus at Eurovision 2017 Ksenia Zhuk and Artyom Lukyanenko from Naviband are expecting a baby somewhere nearer to summer. Artyom and Ksenia do not yet know whether it will be a boy or a girl, but the family of musicians is planning to bring up their child in a creative atmosphere and to take the baby with them to concerts and rehearsals. “We still haven’t come up with a name for the baby”, says Ksenia. “But certainly it will have a truly Belarusian name”.

30.11.2017

Second Belarusian gets YouTube silver play button
Second Belarusian gets YouTube Silver Play button Another Belarusian has won a Silver Play Button from YouTube. The service gives these awards to those who were able to collect 100,000 subscribers. The channel of the 39-year-old Pavel from Orsha "The road to the film" has already gained more than 127,000 people. Some of his videos have over 1m views. The videobloger does not know what his secret is but admits it brings him some money.

20.11.2017

Ksenia Sitnik. Facts about Belarusian singer
Ksenia Sitnik. Facts about Belarusian singer-turned-fashion journalist "When I won Eurovision, I was 10 years old," recalls Ksenia Sitnik. Now the girl is 22, she graduated from a private university in Prague and works as a fashion journalist. Food I start mornings with oatmeal. During the day, I eat fruits (apples or bananas), oatmeal cookies, protein donuts, although I can also eat a sandwich, if I have little time. For lunch I pick salmon or tuna with salad or rice garnish, for dinner I often prefer seafood - shrimp or mussels.

14.11.2017

Alexei Kalyuzhnyi's daughter sings Unstoppable at Voice. Children show in Ukraine
Belarusian hockey star's daughter starting singing career Anna is 11 years old, but she already sings incredibly! After completing his playing career Alexei Kalyuzhny cannot decide on the place of work. He is rumored to join HC Yunost, the Belarus national team or some other teams. However, now he has time to spend with the family. And he hardly regrets it. Recently, Alexei and his wife Maria took their daughter Anna to Ukraine on the TV show "Voice. Children". The girl presented herself simply: "My daddy is a legend of Belarusian ice hockey and a role model for me."

02.11.2017

Deep Purple to give last concert in Belarus June 4, 2018
Deep Purple to give last concert in Belarus June 4, 2018 Legendary Deep Purple will give the last concert in Minsk on June 4, 2018. The musicians will perform at Chizhovka Arena in the framework of the World The Long Goodbye Tour, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the band. One of the most influential bands in the history of rock music will bring to Minsk the best songs and the new album Infinite (2017). Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass guitar), Ian Paice (drums), Steve Morse (guitar) and Don Airey (keyboards) will perform on stage.

31.10.2017

Brutto presents new music video Hodzie! (Enough!) based on Yanka Kupala poem
Brutto presents new music video Hodzie! (Enough!) based on Yanka Kupala poem Brutto band presented the video for the song Enough (in Belarusian: Hodzie!) on October 31. The song is part of the last album Rocky. This song is based on poem of Yanka Kupala. The main protagonists of the video are Siarhei's son Makar and his wife Sviatlana Zeliankouskaya. The video, directed by Dmitry Avdeev, was shot on a beach of Odessa. Hodzie (Enough!) is our small, family-run "Ulysses."

27.10.2017

Hurts' Theo Hutchcraft about Minsk and Belarus
Hurts' Theo Hutchcraft about Minsk and Belarus On November 12, the stylish British band Hurts will present their new Desire program in Minsk. Soloist Theo Hutchcraft told Belarusian media about dating fans and the capital of Belarus Minsk. On dating fans “Oh, no, no. Of course, no, this never happened. I cannot even imagine such a thing. Of course, we are very fond of our audience, our fans, but dating... No, it's out of the question.

23.10.2017

Belarus Presidential Orchestra celebrating 15th anniversary
Belarus Presidential Orchestra celebrating 15th anniversary On October 20, the honored collective of the country, the Presidential Orchestra, celebrates its 15th anniversary. By the way, the orchestra gave the first concert in the Palace of the Republic, which also marks the anniversary on these days.

20.10.2017

Rostislav Krimer, pianist, artistic director of the International Festival of Yuri Bashmet
Rostislav Krimer met with Elton John: What did they talk about? Rostislav Krimer, pianist, artistic director of the International Festival of Yuri Bashmet, has given an interview to the program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev. You know Elton John, right? Rostislav Krimer, pianist, artistic director of the International Festival of Yuri Bashmet: Yes. You were the organizer of his concert in Minsk. One of the organizers. Rostislav Krimer: Yes.

18.10.2017

Belarus’ Youth Symphony Orchestra perform at La Madeleine Church in Paris
Belarus’ Youth Symphony Orchestra perform at La Madeleine Church in Paris Belarus with the eyes of young musicians: the La Madeleine Church held a concert of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Belarusian State Academy of Music. This church is one of the most famous in Paris. Dozens and even hundreds symphony orchestras from all over the world performed here. About 200 people came here to get acquainted with musical Belarus, among whom were diplomats and representatives of the Belarusian diaspora.
Belarusian singer Gunesh named best vocalist at MakFest in Macedonia
Belarusian singer Gunesh named best vocalist at MakFest in Macedonia The Belarusian singer Gunesh was named the best singer at the international MakFest contest in Macedonia, spokeswoman for the singer Olga Tunik said.

02.10.2017

Composer Sasha Nemo authors new music for Stolichnoe Televidenie channel
Composer Sasha Nemo authors new music for Stolichnoe Televidenie HD Singer and composer Sasha Nemo commented on the new HD format and the updated music for the Stolichnoe Televidenie channel. Sasha Nemo, singer:I was heavily involved in creating the new HD format, like all other TV staff. I had to spend some time of my creative life to update music for the CTV channel.

30.09.2017

Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to friends and family of prominent composer Dmitry Smolsky
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to friends and family of prominent composer Dmitry Smolsky On September 29, 2017 the People’s Artist of the Republic of Belarus Dmitry Smolsky passed away. The prominent composer, pedagogue, author of famous symphonies, which were an important stage in the development of Belarus’ music, died at the age of 80. His legacy is golden melodies, which continue to sound in chamber halls, cinemas and theaters. The visitation with the composer will be held in the Big Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic on October 2. Alexander Lukashenko expressed condolences to friends and family of the composer.

28.09.2017

Rostislav Krimer, artistic director of the Yuri Bashmet festival
Yuri Bashmet International Festival opens in Minsk on September 27 The International Festival of Yuri Bashmet is opening in Minsk. The President of Belarus sent greetings to the participants. This is the 12th anniversary of the classical music festival. Real music lovers will be able to enjoy six concerts. More than 100 musicians will arrive in Belarus - they are laureates of the most prestigious international competitions. On September 27 exclusively Tchaikovsky sounded on the stage of the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

26.09.2017

Photo: screenshot from video
Naviband records Sting’s “Fields Of Gold” song in Belarusian language The music group Naviband- representatives of Belarus at Eurovision 2017 has made a cover of Sting’s song “Fields Of Gold” in the Belarusian language. The video where Naviband is performing the song appeared on the official YouTube channel-the group’s channel- on September 25. Photo: screenshot from video

24.09.2017

Naviband presents new music video Run
Naviband presents new music video Run On September 12, Naviband, one of the most popular music band in Belarus, presented a new video for the song “Biažy” (Run). “Biažy” is one of the singles from the album “Illumination”, released in January 2017. According to the group, the video is full of love to the native country and to the profession they adore so much. In the video, artists wear national Belarusian costumes. Kirill Nong became the director of the video. Fans of the band were also invited to take part in the filming.

20.09.2017

How Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs restores forgotten hits
How Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs restores forgotten hits People's Artist of the Republic of Belarus Nadezhda Mikulich became a guest of the show Morning. Studio of Good Mood and shared her impressions about CTV’s project the Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs.  The singer explained why she chose the song Zorachka to perform at this concert. She also shared her opinion on whether it’s better to perform old songs in an old manner or to make new arrangements and to practice new ways of performing.

08.09.2017

Polotsk meets Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs on Written Language Day The first days of golden autumn in Belarus were remarkable thanks to three significant events held at the same time. They are Written Language Day, Day of Book Printing and the 1155th anniversary of the legendary town of Polotsk.CTV Channel together with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus presented Belarusian songs to all the citizens and guests of the celebration.What’s more, everyone who came to the town had a chance to visit “Polotsk In Miniature” exhibition, to enjoy delicious Belarusian meals and to meet with famous Belarusian poets at a book exhibition.

07.09.2017

Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs concert held in Polotsk on Written Language Day
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs concert held in Polotsk on Written Language Day The Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs came to the tsardom that is ancient but stays forever young, to the cradle of saints and sacred things, to the town where I was born through the Lord’s will… Maybe that’s exactly what first Belarusian book printer Francysk Skaryna would write about this song festival.

04.09.2017

Skaryna postage stamp presented during Belarusian Written Language Day in Polotsk
Skaryna stamp presented during Belarusian Written Language Day in Polotsk Polotsk has marked the Day of Written Language with a bang. On September 2, a large-scale theatrical performance unfolded on the main square of the city. Numbers featuring popular artists, soloists of the Bolshoi Theater recreated on the stage the centuries-old history of the origin of Belarusian statehood - from Rogvolod to our days. A disco gathered youth at night. Polotsk did not sleep until morning.

10.08.2017

Mobile bands entertain mechanics during harvesting campaign
Mobile bands entertain mechanics during harvesting in Belarus Harvesting campaign in Belarus is at its height and mechanics are glad to relax in every free minute. What can be better than a soulful song from local cultural workers? Music helps keep good mood on the fields and grain warehouses.  Artists of the local Autoclub in Berezino District make a many stops during the day.

31.07.2017

Dmitri Shostakovich memorial concert held in Naroch village
Dmitri Shostakovich memorial concert held in Naroch village In the village of Naroch, the local church turned into a concert hall to celebrate the 111th anniversary of composer Dmitry Shostakovich. Dozens of music lovers gathered to listen to the compositions of the most avant-garde symphonist of the 20th century. In 2017, the famous French oboe player Jérôme Guichard participated in the concert.

28.07.2017

Depeche Mode announce new show in Minsk in February
Depeche Mode announce new show in Minsk in February Depeche Mode have voiced the exact date of the new Minsk concert. According to their website, the band will perform in the Belarusian capital on February 13, 2018. The statement says that all tickets that were bought for the canceled July concert will be valid. Depeche Mode are looking forward to their return to Minsk to play for Belarusian fans.

18.07.2017

Exclusive video: Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan discharged from Minsk hospital
Exclusive video: Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan discharged from Minsk hospital Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan has been discharged from the Minsk hospital. According to doctors, the condition of the soloist is assessed as satisfactory. July 18 morning, he was examined by doctors and a decision was made on his discharge. Stolichnoe Televidenie TV channel has exclusive footage showing the band's car leaving the hospital.
Depeche Mode cancel concert in Minsk: Dave Gahan hospitalized
Depeche Mode cancel concert in Minsk: Dave Gahan hospitalized The concert of British rock band Depeche Mode in Minsk is canceled. Musicians say the reason is the illness of band's leader Dave Gahan. The musician is in one of the hospitals in Minsk. The cancellation of the show was announced literally an hour before the concert began.

17.07.2017

Vitebsk hosting Slavianski Bazaar 2017 festival
Chris de Burg performs at Slavianski Bazaar 2017 in Vitebsk "Slavonic Bazaar" is a small life in itself, to use Oleg Mitiaev's words. Diverse and interesting life, with its currency, traditions and secrets. The native Vitebsk resident and our journalist Yana Shipko shares impressions about the festival with us. Zara, singer (Russia):For a long time I dreamed about this invitation. To give a solo concert in the framework of "Slavonic Bazaar", namely in the Summer Amphitheater. I've dreamt about it since 18 when I first took part in the Slavonic Bazaar.

14.07.2017

Guests on 2017 Slavonic Bazaar Festival in Vitebsk
Guests on 2017 Slavonic Bazaar Festival in Vitebsk Vitebsk does not sleep today. It's noisy and there's a lot of fun around the city. The XXVI International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk officially opened yesterday in the evening.

13.07.2017

Tamara Gverdtsiteli's star unveiled on Stars Square in Vitebsk
Tamara Gverdtsiteli's star unveiled on Stars Square in Vitebsk Today, July 13, is a special day for the Russian singer, actress and composer Tamara Gverdtsiteli. Her personal star was opened on the Square of Stars near the Summer Amphitheater in Belarus' Vitebsk. In the evening the singer will be awarded a special award of the President of Belarus "Through Art to Peace and Mutual Understanding". Similar stars are opened in Vitebsk every year, with Russian and other former Soviet artists being perpetuated on the alley.
Winner of children's song competition at Slavonic Bazaar named
Belarusian wins children's song competition Vitebsk 2017 at Slavonic Bazaar Belarus has won the Grand Prix of the XV International Children's Music Competition Vitebsk 2017! 12-year-old Maria Magilnaya outstripped rivals from 20 countries. Masha comes from Mogilev from a large family. Multiple winner of musical competitions, she has got used to fighting for victory. The President of Belarus will hand over to Maria Magilnaya the main prize - the lyre -today, at the July 13 opening ceremony of Slavonic Bazaar.

28.06.2017

Evenings of the Bolshoi Theater held in Belarus' Nesvizh
Evenings of the Bolshoi Theater held in Belarus' Nesvizh The Bolshoi Theater for the eighth time turned Nesvizh, the residence of the Radziwills princes, into a cultural center. Connoisseurs of opera and ballet from different countries come to Nesvizh to see their favorite shows. Alesia Belikova, CTV channel:The possession of the Radziwills became living scenery for the Bolshoi Theater. Fans of ballet and opera can enjoy the most beautiful works performed by the stars of the Belarusian Opera and Ballet Theater.

22.06.2017

Olivier Charlier plays Bach in Minsk despite storm warning
Olivier Charlier plays Bach in Minsk despite storm warning Olivier Charlier is in Minsk again. The famous French virtuoso, together with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Anisimov, gave a concert in the Belarus capital. He performed the melodies of the Belarusian composer. In addition to musical talent, spectators also enjoyed a rarity - the violin of the Frenchman turns exactly 270 years in 2017. Even Paganini played on the violins of Carlo Bergonzi. There are only 50 such violins in the world.

20.06.2017

Handpans gaining popularity in Belarus
Handpans gaining popularity in Belarus Playing the handpan is like meditation or something otherworldly and attractive. It's easy to learn and you don't actually have to have music education.
Vladimir Mulyavin monument to be unveiled in Minsk
Vladimir Mulyavin monument to be unveiled in Minsk A bronze monument to Pesnyary's frontman Vladimir Mulyavin will be created in Minsk. It is planned to unveil the monument in September 2017 on City Day. It will be installed behind the Philharmonic Hall, on the boulevard named after the famous artist. Alexander Kostryukov is working on the sculpture. He personally knew the permanent leader of the famous ensemble Pesnyary. According to the idea, the artist will appear in a concert suit. He will hold an electric guitar with which he played thousands of concerts.

19.06.2017

Eliza Orzeszkowa ball re-enacted in Belarus' Grodno
Eliza Orzeszkowa ball re-enacted in Belarus' Grodno Dance classics and strict etiquette: Grodno is reviving old traditions of balls. Polonaise, waltz, quadrille: ladies and gentlemen swirled in the dance exactly like their ancestors did a hundred years ago. The guests were greeted by Mrs. Eliza Orzeszkowa, who had a "social reception" in her house.

16.06.2017

Golden Collection of Belarusian Music concert in Gomel (TV version)
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs: Concert in Gomel (TV version) The concert in Gomel is one of the series of concerts dedicated to Belarusian national songs and culture. Watch the full video of the concert here!

08.06.2017

Bobruisk concert Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs proves successful
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs in Bobruisk: Rebirth of classic tunes The concert "Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs" took place in Bobruisk and became a sell-out. By the way, the tickets were sold out in just a few days. And that it is not surprising: almost three-hour show embraced tens of Belarusian hits of all times. Some classic songs received a new arrangement and were sung by both new and young stars as well as by experienced masters of the stage.

29.05.2017

Unique musical duo: 85-year-old pensioner and prominent Belarusian bluesman
Unique musical duo: 85-year-old pensioner and prominent Belarusian bluesman Lidia Drobishevskaya, a pensioner, could not grasp the guitar strings and she learnt how to play the instrument using an incandescent lamp. This is what made her famous. The CTV correspondent Alexander Dobriyan was the first one to film an interview with the unusual musician. Lidia Drobishevskaya, who is 85 years old by the way, is of interest to the American TV Channel MTV. What is more, Alexander organized a duo for Lidia with a famous Belarusian bluesman. The pensioner has no idea about musical notes but she has already won hearts of millions.
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs due in Bobruisk June 7: Tickets come on sale
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs due in Bobruisk June 7: Tickets come on sale "The Golden Collection of the Belarusian Songs" will come on air immediately after the evening news release. The CTV will broadcast a TV version of the concert, which was a sell-out in Gomel. The grandiose project, a 3-hour show by the CTV company, was hosted in the Belarusian language in one of the most modern concert halls of Belarus. Taking part in the concert were Yadviga Poplavskaya, Nikolai Skorikov, Irina Dorofeeva, Alexander Solodukha, Verasy and many others.

22.05.2017

Street musicians in Minsk about their performances
Street musicians in Minsk about their performances Street musicians in Minsk can be seen in the underground passage at the intersection of Lenin Street and Independence Avenue, pedestrian crossings to the metro stations Kamennaya Gorka, Uruchye, Malinovka, Petrovschina, Tractornyi Zavod, Pushkinskaya, Institut Kultury, Partizanskaya, Yakuba Kolasa and in the passage under Independence Avenue near the Church of Saints Semion and Helena. Still the main venue for musicians' performance is of course the Upper Town in the center of Minsk.

28.04.2017

Tickets for concert Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs in Bobruisk to go on sale April 28
Tickets for concert Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs in Bobruisk to go on sale April 28 Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs continues its big tour. On April 28, tickets will go on sale for the next great show of the CTV channel, which will be held in Bobruisk on June 7. Most of tickets for another similar concert, in Gomel, have already been sold. The Gomel concert will take place on May 18. Each of the concerts will feature dozens of hits, most of which previously became the song of the year. Emotional, touching, and favorite Belarusian compositions will be performed by People's and Honored Artists, other popular and young performers.

24.04.2017

Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs has already started with sold-out show in Soligorsk A grandiose project of the CTV channel “Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs” started in a new format in the Palace of Culture in Soligorsk on April 18, 2017. The best hits, honored artists of Belarus and dance groups really pleased the residents of Soligorsk. This is the first concert of the big tour around Belarus.

23.04.2017

Golden Collection of Belarusian Music begins Belarus tour in Soligorsk
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs begins Belarus tour in Soligorsk Whatever French say, they try to talk about it in French. They love their language, care about its purity, the French considered one of the most beautiful and melodic in the world. But the Belarusian language is also good. We've recently cited UNESCO data, according to which the Belarusian language is one of the best in the world in terms of its melodic beauty. And it is confirmed by the mobile festival "Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs" organized by the CTV channel. A concert in Soligorsk was successfully held this week.

20.04.2017

Minsk welcomes street musicians from Europe
Minsk welcomes street musicians from Europe It is a year since Zybitskaya Street in the Upper Town of Minsk has become a pedestrian area. Minsk residents enjoy the cordial atmosphere of the venue listening to choral music, jazz and chamber instrumental music. The first series of concerts ‘Jazz Saturdays’ took place here in June 2013. In addition to this, the street is a venue for performances of street theaters and history re-enactment clubs.
Pesniary's costumes
Ensemble Pesniary: Costume adds much to national image! The vocal-instrumental ensemble Pesniary is a brand of Belarus. Its participants are well-known not only as singers of the publicly favorite hits “Alexandrina”, “Kasi Yas kanyushynu”, “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”, but also as fashionable dandies, far beyond Belarus. They are always well-dressed.

19.04.2017

CTV project Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs begins tour in Soligorsk
CTV project Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs begins tour in Soligorsk Six new venues, unexpected duets and new covers of legendary hits. The project of the CTV channel - the "Golden Collection of Belarusian Song" - has begun the national tour. The festival made its first stop in Soligorsk. WATCH FULL VIDEO OF THE CONCERT

12.04.2017

Golden Collection of Belarusian National Songs
Golden Collection of Belarusian National Songs The concert "Golden collection of Belarusian songs" took place in Molodechno and enjoyed a great success: a crowded concert hall, songs familiar to everyone and a warm response of the crowd shouting "Bravo!" If you need to get to the Palace of Culture in Molodechno, any passerby will tell you the way: "Down the Broadway". The main city street, indeed, is reminiscent of the legendary avenue of the New York City: a lot of passersby, bright lights, unusual architectural forms, and the building of the Palace of Culture welcoming guests at the end of the street.

29.03.2017

CTV project Golden Collection of Belarusian Folk Songs to go on tour in Belarus
CTV project Golden Collection of Belarusian Folk Songs to go on tour in Belarus The project of the CTV channel and the Ministry of Culture called Golden Collection of Belarusian Folk Songs is going to go on a large tour of Belarus. The tour begins on April 18, with the first show planned in Salihorsk. Six concerts are scheduled, each including tens of hits, most of which at one time became the song of the year. Emotional and touching, favorite, and most importantly, truly national songs will be performed by famous folk and honored artists and bands as well as young singers.

22.02.2017

Costumes of Belarus' Pesnyary band on display in National Art Museum
Costumes of Belarus' Pesnyary band on display in National Art Museum An exhibition of unique costumes in memory of the famous Pesnyary band of Belarus has opened on February 22 at the National History Museum. It features sketches of dancers of the legendary ensemble Pesnyary. Once it started with only 17 works but today it is a large-scale exhibition. Here you can find sketches of costumes in which Pesnyary toured the USA. Unfortunately, 40 years after, some suits have not survived and remained only on paper. Each image was thoroughly thought out.

16.02.2017

Belarusian makes miniature organ from paper: video
Belarusian makes miniature organ from paper: video Belarusian master Alexey Zholner has made a miniature organ from paper. He has even managed to play the well-known song "Under the sky of Paris." The author himself coined the design of the musical instrument. Alexey used cardboard and paper as primary materials. In his comment to the video the master said that in order to create the organ he had to not least regulate the proportions but also carefully pick paper. The invention was actually an accident. Originally Alexey wanted to build a music box.
Tickets for Slavonic Bazaar 2017 to go on sale online February 20
Tickets for Slavonic Bazaar 2017 to go on sale online February 20 First tickets for the concerts of Slavonic Bazaar 2017 in Vitebsk will go on sale on February 17. During the first three days tickets by tradition will be sold only at the box offices of Vitebsk. It is a kind of bonus for residents of the hospitable northern capital of Belarus. From February 20, tickets for particular concerts will be available for booking online.

15.02.2017

Eurovision 2017: lyrics of Belarus' NAVI band song
Belarus at Eurovision 2017: NAVIBAND English song lyrics The official representative of Belarus at the international song contest Eurovision 2017 in Kiev NAVI band will perform in the second part of the second semi-final on May 11. The song is called "Story of my life" So many days and so many dates, New images and towns, The train of events sometimes leaves us. We keep them in heart and we’re moving ahead! Chorus:
Artem Lukyanenko, Navi band
Belarus’ Navi band about sense of song for Eurovision 2017 The band Navi has given an interview to Yegor Khrustalev in the TV program Simple Questions.
Nina Sharubina about national opera, pop and contemporary composers
Nina Sharubina about national opera, pop and contemporary composers February 12 is a kind of open doors day in Belarus. Citizens of 80 countries will be able to enter Belarus without visas. The only condition is that they enter Belarus through the Minsk national airport and stay here no more than five days. Moreover, they can come to any number of five-day periods per year! In and out, in and out, welcome any number of times! And this is for the good of the country, of course. Everything is here - economy, politics, tourism and also culture, of course.

14.02.2017

Belarusian girl of Sepultura vocalist: Derrick has Belarusian soul!
Belarusian girl of Sepultura vocalist: Derrick has Belarusian soul! The cover of Sepultura vocalist Derrick Green’s passport has Belarusian ornament on it. It symbolizes love, prosperity, and freedom. Belarusian girl named Julia gifted it to him during the concert of metal stars in Minsk club Re: Public few years ago. It was the day when the musician and the leather accessories designer met. Later this story turned into love.
Belarusian folk songs
Belarusian folk songs: History and description Jadwiga Poplavskaja and Alexander Tikhanovich. In the Month of September In the Month of September is the most colourful folk song, where the lines " grandfather pushed grandmother from the bridge into the river" exist. It makes us smile now. But a few centuries ago the drowning of an unloved woman was a real tradition in Polesie. By the way, researchers are sure that this song was written by a professional author  because of its excellent rhyme and exciting story. In turn, Vladimir Mulyavin gave the song the completely new features in 1977.

12.02.2017

Soul of pop music: Alexander Tikhanovich memorial evening held in Minsk
Soul of pop music: Alexander Tikhanovich memorial evening held in Minsk Another People's Artist passed away in January - it was soul of pop music and everyone's favorite Alexander Tikhanovich. We will never forget him, neither will TV shows and music videos with him disappear from TV. And again, even from the TV screen, Alexander Tikhanovich will sing... A memorial evening of the People's Artist of Belarus took place on February 10 at the Palace of Republic.

08.02.2017

Royal Irish Regiment gives concert in Belarus' Minsk
Royal Irish Regiment gives concert in Belarus' Minsk Bagpipers of the 2nd Royal Irish Regiment talked with the Orchestra of the Armed Forces of Belarus in the language of... music! On 7 February, the British military performed at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War in the center of Minsk. Belarusian musicians have repeatedly been on tours in Northern Ireland.

30.01.2017

Belarus says goodbye to famous singer Alexander Tikhanovich
Belarus says goodbye to People's Artist singer Alexander Tikhanovich Belarus said farewell to famous singer Alexander Tikhonovich. The People's Artist died on Saturday aged 64. On January 30 morning, a funeral liturgy and funeral service was held at the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky. Tikhanovich was not only a parishioner of the church, but also a chorister. The farewell ceremony was attended by the musician's family, friends, colleagues, and numerous admirers. The Belarus President also sent a wreath of flowers to the ceremony.

29.01.2017

People's Artist of Belarus Alexander Tikhanovich passes away January 28
People's Artist of Belarus Alexander Tikhanovich passes away January 28 This is one of the last performances of Alexander Tikhanovich on television. A few hours before the new and his last year, he was still full of plans. He describes ruby ​​wedding with his wife Yadviga, Francysk Skaryna Order, the new album and tour in Canada. Alexander Tikhanovich:I wish you love and happiness, health, peace and mercy of God, prosperity, all the best.

13.01.2017

The festival January Music Nights in Brest
Festival January Music Nights finishes in Brest More than 200 musicians from France, the United States, Japan and other parts of the world took part in the festival. For a few days, Brest turned into a real musical capital. The festival January Music Nights came to the end on the 13th of January. The People's Artist of Russia Olga Borodina, professor of the Paris Conservatory Evgeny Indzhich and other world stars took part in the 2017 edition of the festival. The festival January Music Nights brought together a few hundred fans of the classical music.
Concert in honor of the 76th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin
Concert in honor of 76th anniversary of Vladimir Mulyavin's birth Prominent Belarusian musician Vladimir Mulyavin would turn 76 on 12 January. He was awarded the title People's Artist of the USSR and Belarus. He became a legend during the lifetime. The concert program in honor of the 76th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin took place at the Belarusian State Philharmonic on January 12. Many generations grew up on his songs. "Alexandrina", "Zavushnіtsy" and "Slutskіya Tkachychі" are among the most popular songs Vladimir Mulyavin is famous for.

14.11.2016

Successful performance of Belarusian State Ensemble Pesniary in Paris
Successful performance of Belarusian State Ensemble Pesniary in Paris 40 years later in Paris. The Belarusian State Ensemble Pesniary celebrated a special anniversary. Pesnyary performed on the stage of Saint Germain after 40 years since their first tour in France. In 1976, they performed in Cannes. The concert in 2016 in Paris was held thanks to the support of the Belarusian embassy in France. In addition, it was the initiative of the Belarusian embassy to hold Days of Belarusian Culture in Paris.

10.11.2016

Vienna Opera star Rainer Honeck to play Stradivari violin in Belarus You can hear world-famous masterpieces of classical music to the sound of a Stradivarius violin on November 10 in Minsk. Austrian cultural season will be opened in Minsk by soloists of the Vienna State Opera. Taking part in the concert will be famous Austrian violinist and conductor Rainer Honeck. He will play rare violin made by the famous master Stradivarius. The instrument was created back in 1709. The Presidential Orchestra of Belarus will help the musicians draw the musical image of Vienna.

26.10.2016

“Main part belongs to factories”: Minsk’s composer Nick Chyorny created music of Minsk
“Main part belongs to factories”: Minsk’s composer Nick Chyorny created music of Minsk Minsk is a living organism that has its own rhythm. Cars’ roar, noise from factories, clicking of heels, whisper of leaves, signing of birds, murmur of streams, all that is combined in a unique melody that could be heard only in Minsk. Composer Nick Chyorny managed to capture this unique melody. The man has been keen on music since his childhood. He graduated from the university and got a degree of harmonist and teacher of computer music. He has lived in Minsk the whole life.

18.10.2016

Eve Cornelious gives interview prior to her concert in Minsk
Eve Cornelious to perform in Minsk Semyon Shapchets, producer of the project International Jazz in Minsk, has come to the studio of the TV program Morning. Studio of Good Mood together with jazz singer Eve Cornelious. Minsk, a city with decent jazz traditions, has a welcoming audience who wish to listen to the best New York jazz singers. Eve, we know that you’ve come into music thanks to a TV show. Is it true?

23.09.2016

Minsk’s amateur chamber choir performs in Cologne
Minsk’s amateur chamber choir performs in Cologne Belarusians taught German people how to play Russian classical music. The chamber choir from Minsk made a performance together with German musicians at one of the most prestigious concert stages in Cologne. Belarusian and German choirs rehearsed musical pieces of Rachmaninoff and Vivaldi, and then they give a performance together during the concert dedicated to the anniversary of the Belarusian choir.

11.07.2016

Over 600 people accredited for Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
Over 600 people accredited for Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk The accreditation service of the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk has already issued more than 600 badges for festival participants.  The first were the employees of technical services, representatives of the media and some creative teams. First national delegations have already arrived in the city of legendary Marc Chagall.  The main influx of visitors is expected July 14, which is the official opening day of the festival. 

05.07.2016

Open-air classical music festival to kick off in Minsk center July 9
Open-air classical music festival to kick off in Minsk center July 9 A festival of classical music will start in Minsk July 9. Leading musical groups will play Mozart and Bach, music from Hollywood movies and medieval compositions in the open air. There will be held a total of eight concerts. Upper Town will welcome visitors every Saturday until the end of this summer. Yulia Daineko, Head of Marketing, Velcom:Classical music moves from halls to streets and ceases to be a genre for elite. A variety of people can enjoy it now.

16.05.2016

Białowieża Forest hosts first horn music international festival
Bialowieza Forest hosts first horn music international festival Unusual sounds were heard in the Bialowieza Forest on May 14.  The oldest forest of Europe hosted the first international festival of horn music and songs. Since the 15th century, no hunting took place without these sounds. There are about a hundred of different signals - from "Gathering of shooters" to "greetings". With the help of horn music Belarusian ancestors paid honors to dead animals.

06.05.2016

Earlier, IVAN's producer Viktor Drobysh announced the singer would sing nacked and with real wild wolves
Belarus’ entry at Eurovision 2016: Decently dressed and with no wolves IVAN, Belarus' Eurovision 2016 entrant, had the first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage. Alexander Ivanov (aka IVAN) tries to confuse viewers during his performance. The musician wears a light suit under a long dark rope on the stage. Holograms are projected onto the screen behind the singer.

05.02.2016

Winner of CTV's Singing Cities project victorious at international online contest Your Voice
Winner of CTV's Singing Cities project victorious at international online contest Your Voice Belarusian Anastasia Leikina has won the first international online music contest Your Voice. She is ahead of competitors from 29 countries and won the sympathy of the audience and judges from around the world.  The winner was determined by an online voting. The 22-year-old Belarusian chose a song from the repertoire of Lara Fabian for the contest. It was the song with which Anastasia Leikina won the CTV project Singing Cities 3.
Molodechno now official cultural capital of Belarus
Molodechno now official cultural capital of Belarus Today, February 5, Molodechno will officially acquire the status of the cultural capital of Belarus. A concert of Brest masters of stage will take place in the city that before was the cultural capital of the Minsk region. Here, dozens of institutions operate, which preserve and multiply spiritual heritage.  

14.01.2016

History of Belarusian State Philharmonic There is an amazing atmosphere of quietness, where musical masterpieces are born. The life of the Belarusian State Philharmonic can be compared to the toccata of Mozart’s symphony, as it is rapid and heartfelt.  The Belarusian State Philharmonic has already seen 75 concert seasons, thousands of performances, and dozens of genius musicians.

12.01.2016

Vladimir Mulyavin, Belarusian singer, frontman of the band Pesnyary
Belarusians mark 75th anniversary of Vladimir Mulyavin's birthday On January 12, the most prominent persons of culture and art will get the special prize of the Belarus President. Among them is the Gorky National Academic Theatre, who got the prize for the performance Pesnyar, dedicated to the works of Vladimir Mulyavin, the frontman of the band Pesnyary.

11.01.2016

Festival January Music Evenings in Brest
Brest welcomes participants of January Music Evenings festival The Culture Year in Belarus was opened with the 28th Festival of Classical Music January Music Nights. These days, Brest is hosting more than 300 musicians from 16 countries. Festival posters feature big names and young talents. At several venues of Brest, there will be performed masterpieces of Belarusian, Russian and Western music.

08.12.2015

Belarusian band Litesound: Dmitry Karyakin
Belarusian band Litesound: Dmitry Karyakin Dmitri Karyakin, Eurovision 2012 participant, Litesound music band frontman has shared impressions about the Eurovision 2016 national selection and about a song that Europe would appreciate. Litesound is considered the most contradictory and mysterious band in Belarus. At hearing their songs, many people would say that this is a worldwide star singing. Quality sound and great music videos amaze everyone.

02.12.2015

Belarus' Eurovision National Selection, photo by Vadim Zamirovsky
Belarus selects 10 Eurovision National Selection finalists On December 1, the Belarusian TV and radio broadcasting company finished an open audition as part of the Eurovision 2016 national selection. After two days, ten finalists were selected. It is reported by the press service of the company. Taking part in the national final will be the following singers and bands: 1. Alexander Ivanov 2. Valeriya Sadovskaya

18.11.2015

Alexei Khlestov, Belarusian singer
Belarusian singers about songs dedicated to women What kind of music do women listen to, what songs make them cry or laugh? Belarusian singers know how to touch a women's heart! The crowd pleaser Teo has undoubtedly won a lot of women’s hearts, but he admits that for now there are no songs devoted to a specific woman in his repertoire. Teo, singer:A girl who loves and is loved is not likely to listen to the so-called gloomy music. She will listen to some positive kind of song. But Vyacheslav has a slightly different view of a song dedicated to a beloved woman.

26.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko awards Skaryna Order to famous Russian singer
Alexander Lukashenko awards Skaryna Order to famous Russian singer Alexander Lukashenko has presented the Order of Francysk Skaryna to Russian singer Viktor Drobysh. On the eve the President visited the creative evening of the composer, which took place in the cultural and sports complex Minsk Arena. Viktor Drobysh received the state award for his high level of creativity, personal contribution to the development and strengthening of the Belarusian-Russian cultural ties.

21.10.2015

Andrei Makarevich: Band Mashina Vremeni has always liked it in Minsk
Andrei Makarevich: Band Mashina Vremeni has always liked it in Minsk Andrey Makarevich has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Mr Makarevich, thank you very much for taking the time to meet. We have been waiting for you in Minsk with concerts. Shall we expect lots of new songs or will you be singing your best hits?

08.09.2015

Belarus Armed Forces Ensemble returns from France tour
Belarus Armed Forces Ensemble returns from France tour Belarusian marches sounded in France. The ensemble of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus has returned from a tour of the city that was glorified by Alexandre Dumas. Here the collective performed at the festival on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation from Nazi invaders Bethune.

13.08.2015

Deep Purple ex-vocalist Joe Lynn Turner wants to live in Belarus
Deep Purple ex-vocalist Joe Lynn Turner wants to live in Belarus Ex-vocalist of the legendary American rock groups Deep Purple and Rainbow Joe Lynn Turner expressed his desire to live in Belarus. He told reporters about this intention in Simferopol, where he is now giving concerts. The singer spoke about the intention to move to Belarus in the near future if he is given such an opportunity. Joe Lynn Turner's desire is supported by his wife, who was born and raised in Minsk.

11.08.2015

Summer music season in Minsk's Upper Town to finish in late September
Summer music season in Minsk's Upper Town to finish in late September Masterpieces by Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi and Offenbach continue to sound near the walls of the Minsk Town Hall in the Upper Town (Verkhny Gorod). The concert in the capital combines the most famous classical pieces.  These outdoor shows gather masses of people. 2 hours of live music - and this is absolutely free! The end of the summer music season was postponed until the end of September. The evenings will still be held every Saturday evening approximately at 8pm.

05.08.2015

Belarusian star singer Gunesh gives birth to son
Belarusian star singer Gunesh gives birth to son Belarusian singer Gunesh Abasova (Günəş Abbasova) has become mother. She announced this on his page on a social network. "My greatest happiness came to light today! Gökdeniz Cingöz: 53cm and 3,500 kg!" wrote the singer. According Gunesh, it is hard for her to convey all the emotions that overwhelm the happy parents. "Thanks to my wife Gökhan Cingöz, thanks to the doctors of the Republican Center "Mother and Child" and everyone who was there and nearby! I'm a happy mom! Hurrah!" said the singer.

22.06.2015

Belarusian opera singer wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
Belarusian opera singer wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World A Belarusian opera singer won the prestigious international competition BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015. Nadezhda Kucher from Belarus sang Martha's aria from The Tsar's Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov and was the best among 19 finalists from around the world. The prize winner will perform a composition by John Lunn at the international festival of classical music BBC Proms in 2016 and bring home the award and the prize of 15,000 pounds.

10.06.2015

Molodechno hosts 15th National Festival of Belarusian Song and Poetry
Molodechno hosts 15th National Festival of Belarusian Song and Poetry Belarus was waiting for such a bright and sincere show! The opening of the 15th National Festival of Belarusian Song and Poetry in Molodechno fully justified its name "Independent Belarus in songs and poetry." Music and poetry harmoniously intertwined in the opening show. Everything was executed at the highest level. Actors, singers, brightest stars of Belarusian culture - they were all in Molodechno that night. The most eminent Belarusian composers were on one stage for the first time in the history of the festival.

23.02.2015

Milki band
Alexander Rybak's girls band Milki The girl band “Milki” was formed specifically for the Eurofest 2015 (the Belarusian national selection for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest). They took part in the national final with the song “Accent” written by Alexander Rybak. The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, Alexander Rybak (the Belarusian-born Norwegian songwriter who still holds a record for the highest number of points ever received at one Eurovision contest) formed the band “Milki” and became the producer.

10.01.2015

January Music Nights open in Brest Lovers of classical music gathered in Brest these days. The 27th international festival January Music Nights was opened. In 2015 more than 300 performers came from 11 countries.  The geography of the festival expands every year. Legendary baritone, People's Artist of Russia Sergei Zakharov took part in the opening ceremony.

27.12.2014

Uzari & Maimuna to represent Belarus at 2015 Eurovision Song Contest Singer Uzari and violinist Maimuna will go to Austria in May to represent Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The duo won the Belarusian national Eurovision selection final at night on December 27. Their song is called Time.

18.12.2014

Belarus at Eurovision 2015. Uzari & Maimuna - Time Singer Uzari and violinist Maimuna is a song project that fits into the Eurovision format well and can rarely be found among the participants of the Belarusian national selection. The guys presented an unusual combination - a synergy of violin and voice, without any solo or backstage: two bright talents are performing on an equal footing. Today, the duo, created specifically for the national selection, is one of the main favorites to win the trip to Vienna. The song Time has cemented its place at the top of Eurovision selection charts in Belarus.