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Native Land musical show at the festival in Alexandria

Society 08.07.2018 | 01:22

Native Land musical show at the festival in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, 8 July (BelTA) – A musical-theatrical show dubbed as “My Native Land” was featured at the Alexandria Gathers Friends festival on 8 July, BelTA has learned.

The play is about a popular singer who happens to return to his hometown - a small Belarusian village. Here he meets the people he has not seen for ages, the people who he cared for in his youth.

The show starred actors of the Minsk theaters, Belarusian popular singers and special guests from Ukraine and Russia.

Nikolai Lukashenko, the youngest son of the Belarusian president, also took to the stage. He played a piano piece Homecoming by Belarusian composer Valery Ivanov. He was accompanied by his teacher Yelena Ostashkina-Myslivchik, cymbalist Vera Shetko and bayanist Alexander Shuvalov.

The head of state noted that the major theme of the festival is friendship between peoples. It was designed as an event that brings neighborly nations together. “Ancestors of these people also came together to have a beautiful celebration of the Kupala Night on the banks of the Dnieper River, a powerful river that links and nourishes the lands of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The ties between our people based on many centuries of shared history, customs and traditions will always be above any political interests and ambitions,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The Native Land gala concert wrapped up with a firework display.

Photos by Andrei Pokumeiko

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