MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus will host the Ukrainian Cultural Days on 5-10 July, BelTA learned from the Culture Ministry.
An official Ukrainian delegation will be headed by State Secretary of the Ukrainian Culture Ministry Rostislav Karandeyev. The Cultural Days will be officially inaugurated at the Palace of the Republic in Minsk on 5 July. The concert will feature the National Honored Academic Dance Ensemble named after Pavlo Virsky, and also People's Artist of Ukraine Ivo Bobul, Honored Artist of Ukraine Lenara Osmanova, Zlata Ohnevych, Tina Karol, Oleg Vinnik, Luiku band, and Hetman Quartet. Ukraine's arts and crafts will be on display in the lobby of the Palace of the Republic.
A big concert program featuring popular artists from Ukraine will be one of the biggest draws of the Ivan Kupala Festival (Alexandria Gathers Friends) this year.
On 7 July the guests of the festival will have a chance to get familiar with the national cuisine and also blacksmiths, potters, ceramists, kobza players, and manufacturers of vycinanka-dolls (papercut dolls). The next day, 8 July, will see an exhibition performance of the equestrian theater “Kievan Rus”, and a concert of the Ukrainian Cultural Days in Alexandria.
The Ukrainian artists will also present a big program in the Gomel Public Cultural Center on 10 July.