Ethnic festival “Music of the World” was set up by Saint Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music in 2016. The festival aims at preserving ethnic traditions and introducing the audience moderntraditional music. The festival’s name – Music of the World – emphasizes the equal value of all cultures.Music traditions are different, but they’re all united.
During the Festival, our guests would learn about musical traditions of different Russian regions andfrom abroad. The audience has a chance not only to listen to music of different nations, but they alsocan “taste” it by playing ethnic instruments under the direction of professional musicians.
The Festival’s headliners are the renowned musicians who gained international recognition. Frequently, they are better known abroad, than in their own countries, and our festival makes up for this. Themusicians play the unique instruments from the Sheremetev Museum’s collection of musicalinstruments, one of the biggest collections in the world.
European classical music has become an essential part of every modern person, but ethnic music is often on the periphery of modern cultural life. However, traditional music is self-sufficient and up to date, it can speak to everyone about his or her roots. The Festival’s mission is to fix the situation.
This year participants are the following:
Kardeş Türküler (Turkey) — Meso-Anatolian polyvocal ensemble: From Turkey with love!
VERI (Karelia) — New music of karelian swamps
Ива Нова (St. Petersburg) — feminine slavic technopunk
Alexey Khovalyg (Tyva) — Throat singing from the steppes
Nytt Land (Omsk) — Siberian folk-ambient
Marat Taturas and Y.U.R.T.A. Project (Ufa) — Bashkirian electronic folk
СБИТЕНЬ (St. Petersbur) — Russian traditional blues
ABIEM Project (Tatarstan) — Tartarian Deep House
Narek (Moscow) — Ethno-fusion rooted in armenian traditional songs