"Wreath of Friendship" is a festival of national culture, organized for the first time by the Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy of KIU. The festival pleased the audience with its scale, bright colors, love for different cultures and traditions. The spirit of unity that prevailed at the festival reminded us of how important it is to respect someone else's culture, which can seem alien only before you get to know its beauty and diversity more closely.
"Unity is our strength" - this was the motto of the festival this year. "We all know that Russia is a multinational state. More than 190 peoples live on its territory.
And today we offer to get acquainted with the customs, traditions and culture of some peoples," said the presenter, a student of PiP Yana Yakovleva. By the way, the peoples of not only Russia and the CIS, but also some foreign countries were represented at the festival. Each performance was invariably accompanied by a loud ovation from the audience, because there was really something to see on the stage. However, about everything in order.
Even before the start, you could see a large-scale composition of dolls in national costumes, as well as dishes of folk cuisine near the stage. This created a unique holiday atmosphere and complemented the stage action.
I must say that the cultural diversity of students studying at KIU is huge. This made the program as authentic as possible – after all, the artists did not just dance and perform well-known motifs. They represented their native culture.
The program of the festival from the very beginning captured the audience. Representatives of Bashkiria and Chuvashia presented heartfelt songs and poems about their native land. Azerbaijan performed well – "The country of Igids and friends, the country of open doors". An incendiary Ukrainian dance added fervor to the holiday, and representatives of the Mari Republic picked up a cheerful wave. Belarus with its rich nature, vast fields, clean rivers and lakes, was reflected in tender poems against the background of beautiful landscapes. An unusual and pleasant surprise was the performance of physical education teacher Rashat Safin: he performed a traditional Japanese melody on a flute.
The culture of Buryatia was woven into the wreath of friendship with a bright inflorescence, whose representative performed an energetic folk dance. Then, as if out of nowhere, a noisy gypsy camp appeared on the stage with a song from the animated film "Bremen Town Musicians". The audience was delighted!
Dagestan Lezginka was danced by very young dancers – and they turned out no worse than adults. After sunny Uzbekistan, the pearl of the East, Turkish melodies followed (some even wanted to go to Turkey after that). Finally, the audience heard a song that almost everyone knows here: the famous "Min yaratam sin, Tatarstan". The whole hall sang along to Salavat's immortal hit. The rich cultural heritage of the Tatar people was also reflected in the famous poem "Barbarism" by Musa Jalil, full of empathy for the fate of his native country during the Great Patriotic War.
The Kavkaz Style ensemble, famous throughout Russia, simply blew up the assembly hall with the energy and beauty of the dance. Well, the magnificent holiday ended, and with it the wreath of friendship, a creative number dedicated to Mother Russia. Folk dance and song united the audience, who discussed the concert long after the end, shared posts in social networks and thanked the organizers.