16.05.2013 - UNESCO Office in Moscow

The Third International Festival of Traditional Cultures and Crafts “ETHNORADUGA”

The Third International Festival of Traditional Cultures and Crafts “ETHNORADUGA” will be held from 21 to 25 May, 2013 in the Cultural and Educational Centre “ETHNOMIR”. The festival is organized with the support of the UNESCO Moscow Office, the Ministries of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and the Kaluga region and the Moscow House of Nationalities.

The Festival is dedicated to the celebration of the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development - 21 May. Message from the Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova will be proclaimed on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the festival. The festival’s programme is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003).

The festival’s programme will include interactive activities, traditional games and activities. Guests of this vibrant and lively event will not just be spectators, but be also able to get in touch with different cultures by mastering some techniques of national crafts, learning songs or elements of dance movements, and communicating with representatives of different cultures. Folk bands and artists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine will take part in the events.

The festival will end with the large-scale and vibrant concert-game programme “ETHNORADUGA MIRA” (World’s Rainbow). 

Moreover, the festival will feature a “Craft Fair” and master-classes in traditional folk arts and crafts. The best masters of Russia and the CIS countries will present ancient technologies of how to make a souvenir with one’s own hands.

Foreign students from the Russian University of Friendship of Peoples will also take part in the festival activities. Student performances will be accompanied by folk dancers, interactive dances and songs.

More infrormation: http://ethnomir.ru/ 


Message from Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

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