About 400 people from Russia, India and Tajikistan sent applications for participation in the competition program of the International Festival of Ethnic Music “The World of Siberia”, which will be held in the south of the Krasnoyarsk Territory from July 6 to 9. This was reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the regional Center for International and Regional Cultural Relations.
“The directorate of the World of Siberia festival received 374 applications: 233 from musicians, singers and dancers and 141 from craftsmen. The geography of participants includes 51 subjects of Russia, as well as India and Tajikistan,” the press service said.
As the directorate of the festival told the publication, representatives of Tajikistan will participate in the competitions of masters and ethnomusic, from India an application for participation in the ethnomusic competition was submitted by a dance group.
Participants will go through an absentee qualifying stage. “Of all the contenders for the artisan and ethnomusical awards of the World, experts will determine no more than 60 participants in the face-to-face tour. Their names will be announced at the end of April. The main prize of the festival is an antique-style Slavic bratina, a symbol of mutual trust and spiritual unity. The winners of the Grand Prix of the festival will receive 200,000 rubles each,” the directorate explained.
The winners and participants of the competitions will perform at the festival from July 6 to 9 in the village of Shushenskoye, Krasnoyarsk Territory.
The first World of Siberia, which until 2012 was called the Sayan Ring, took place in 2003. The festival is included in the national project “Culture”. In 2022, it was held with the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture, under the auspices of the Russian Commission for UNESCO and gathered a record number of spectators – 66.5 thousand people.