From Brazil to China: Kazan will host the SoTvorenie music festival with headliners from different countries
Musicians from nine countries, including the BRICS states, will take part in the SoTvorenie international music festival on September 8 and 9 in Kazan. The two-day program will feature a wide range of live music from Indian folklore and Russian rock to Chinese reggae. Azat Abzalov, the head of the Department of Culture of the Executive Committee of the city, reported about the program of the festival and its participants at the Business Monday meeting.
“We are preparing another big event at the beginning of autumn, which will become noticeable not only in our country, but also beyond its borders. We hosted it on the eve of the Universiade, then we had a big reconstruction of the square, some financial difficulties and a pandemic. Residents of the city and our republic, a lot of guests have been requesting all these years to revive the festival, and I am happy to inform you that this year we will hold it in the format of participating countries of musicians from BRICS countries,”- said Ilsur Metshin, Mayor of Kazan.
"In all modesty, we reserve the role of the engine”
According to Azat Abzalov, the opportunity to organize the festival came out after the victory in a competition for a federal subsidy under the Tourism and the Hospitality Industry national project as part of the Tourism Development state program.
“Thanks to the federal competition, which have chosen us as the winner. The second force that helps the festival to take off is talented musicians from different countries, and in all modesty, we reserve the role of the engine,”- the head of the city said.
The final line-up of musicians is being formed, participants from nine countries have already confirmed their participation - Russia, Brazil, China, India, Mali, Armenia, South Africa, Turkey, Australia.
Among the invited artists are Malian musician and participant of the opening ceremony of the World Cup in South Africa Vieux Farka Toure, Afro-soul singer Nomfuzi, Armenian dudukist-composer Jivan Gasparyan, rock band Kino, The Hatters and Komsomolsk, Brazilian jazz-funk musician Joao Selva, Indian folklore collective Rehmat-e-Nusrat, at the same time Australia and Tatarstan will be represented by indie singer Zulya Kamalova.
Musician and participant of the Eurovision Song Contest Pyotr Nalich will also perform on the stage of the festival with an orchestra. Artur Islamov is expected to participate with his new band and the Murakami group should confirm its performance in the coming days.
Complex technical design: two stages, unique lighting and sound equipment
The festival will take place at the Kazan Family Center, where a complex technical stage will be assembled. It will consist of two stages and will allow you to fully immerse in the atmosphere of the festival, install unique lighting and sound equipment necessary for high-quality live sound.
According to the scale of participants and diversity of the program, SoTvorenie has every chance to become one of the most striking cultural events of this year not only in the life of Kazan, but also throughout Russia, said the head of the Department of Culture of the Executive Committee of the city. “A large coverage can create an opportunity for music lovers from different countries and cultures to rally around a common passion for art and music. To become a platform for the exchange of ideas, an excellent way to strengthen cross-cultural understanding and attract attention to the diversity of talents. We invite everyone to discover new world performers and have a great time at the end of the bright summer season,”- he concluded.