“Euro Folk – Russian Island 2005” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts

Director: Sergey Salmin

Date: 16 - 21 September 2005

Place: Moscow region, Russia

“Euro Folk – Russian island 2005” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts is a festival of the award winners from the other festivals Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005”, which take place in different European cities and countries from 3 May till 22 September 2005.

Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” comprise of twelve musical festivals and a Science-practical conference “Traditional folk arts and the contemporary information technologies”. Main event of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” is Festival No.1 in Europe of the traditional folk arts – Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk”. Every year in the Festival participate 15000 musicians, singers and dancers. Other typical festival of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” is “Euro Folk – Russian island 2005” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts – held in Moscow Region, Russia- where under preferential conditions take part the awarded with the Grand Prix and First Awards from the other musical festivals “Euro Folk”. From the International festivals, that are held untill now, 6 groups – awarded with the “Grand prix” and 10 groups awarded with the “First Awards” are invited to participate in “Euro Folk – Russian Island” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts.

Typical feature of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” is, that all performances are recorded with professional audio and television technics and the best of them will be broadcasted in Europe. Natural contination of this activity is “Euro Folk” International Festival for TV and Internet Musical Products. In this festival except television and Internet musical products of “Euro Folk” and “Balkan Folk” take part also specialists and products from other European and world televisions. All this activities realize the main purpose of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” – The world is television to make the traditional folk arts popular through the media.

Regulations

“Euro Folk – Russian island 2005” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts is the main festival of the international festivals within the scope of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005”. In it, under preferential financial conditions, gain the right to participate the awarded with the Grand prix and First Awards from the other nine international festivals “Euro folk”.

“Euro Folk – Russian island 2005” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts is held withhin five performing days and evening concerts. It enables artistic teams and individual performers to showcase their creative projects on the scene of the Moscow State History-Ethnographic Theater and other scenes in Moscow. The main task of the organizers is to ensure the artistic teams an access to the stage, to gather them in a concourse program aimed at defining the best ones, as well as to popularize the award winners of the best by broadcasting their art in Russian and European TV channels.

“Euro Folk – Russian island 2005” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts is organized by Euro Folk Academy, the Moscow State History-Ethnographic Theater and other organizations within the scope of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” from 15 till 19 June 2005.

Host of the festival: Moscow Region, Russia

 

Awards

Moscow’s State Academic Regional Choir

Group “White Day”

“Karagod” Folklore Ensemble

Ensemble “Russian Roma”

Moscow’s State Historical and Ethnographical Theatre

Nedyalka Petkova

Moscow’s Regional State Musical and Creative Centre “ Rebec – players of Russia”

 

European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF,