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Minsk, Nesvizh to hear Sardinian pastoral songs on 15-16 February

Society 12.02.2019 | 17:18

MINSK, 12 February (BelTA) - Теnores Su Cunsonu Santu Juanne de Thiesi will give several concerts in Minsk and Nesvizh on 15-16 February to celebrate the outstanding Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni, Belarus' Honorary Consul to Sardinia Giuseppe Carboni told BelTA.

The National History Museum will host a concert on 15 February. The group will perform religious and secular songs in different dialects of the Sardinian language in the canto-and-tenor style. This polyphonic folk singing is characteristic of the island of Sardinia that dates back to the pre-Christian era. Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songs, have been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The National Historical And Cultural Museum-Reserve Nesvizh will host another concert on 16 February. Welcoming remarks will be made by Director of the museum-reserve Nesvizh Sergei Klimov, Deputy Chairman of the Nesvizh District Executive Committee Alexander Baltenkov, Honorary Consul of Belarus to Sardinia Giuseppe Carboni and director of the center for international relations at the Education Ministry Alexander Samuilich.

The concert of Теnores Su Cunsonu Santu Juanne de Thiesi in Nesvizh Castle will be co-located with a research workshop about the role of Giovanni Maria Bernardoni in the Jesuit architecture in Sardinia, the history and prospects for research in the Nesvizh Jesuit Collegium. The program will also include the photo exhibition “Giovanni Maria Bernardoni in Sardinia” where visitors will have a chance to see the architect's works and compare them with his Belarusian masterpieces, amogn which is Nesvizh Castle.

The entry is free.

The events to celebrate Sardinian-Belarusian ties that are about 440 years old were initiated by fine art expert Giorgio Pellegrini (Cagliari, Italy), Теnores Su Cunsonu Santu Juanne de Thiesi, with assistance from Honorary Consul of Belarus in Sardinia Giuseppe Carboni.

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