Pavlodar 22.02.2006

In Pavlodar started a Festival of youth associations of the national-cultural centres. The organizers reminded to youth that the action is held in a year of 160th anniversary of Abay Kunanbayev - one of founders of the modern Kazakh written literature, poet, philosopher, and also man, with the large interest treated cultural heritage of other peoples.

In the program of a festival: performances of amateur and professional vocal, instrumental, choreographic, theatrical collectives, executors of national dances, solo performance of vocalists.

Festival opened with performance of the guys from the Byelorussian and Chuvash national-cultural centres. Then the Korean and Tatar-Bashkir centres pleased the spectators with their skill.

In turn youth from Pavlodar Jewish Community Centre dated for the performance an output of the newspaper "Anakhnu Ieghudim" ("we are Jews") and opening of an exhibition of applied creation. The concert program the guys have decorated with songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and even in Kazakh languages. Then the guys read verses of the Jewish authors, danced, again sang songs, but already under a guitar and treated the spectators with the present culinary masterpiece - pie from Matza, which they have prepared.

In opinion of the organizers of a festival, and also the representatives of the Jewish organizations of city such measures teach youth to be friends, not reflecting about national and religious distinctions, and also help the guys more to learn about a history, Traditions and customs of the people. The festival will finish work in middle of March.

Irina Tveritneva