World music festival in Sheremetev Palace


World music festival in Sheremetev Palace

On August 11 and 12, 2018 the Sheremetev Palace — the Music Museum is going to host "Music of the World" ethnic festival for the third time. The festival brings together the best ethnic musicians from St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russian regions and the neighbouring countries. The central figures of the festival perform traditional music in ethnorock, ethnojazz and ethnoelectronic styles.

This year, the ethnic music festival is going to stretch on the both sides of the 18th century manor house — in the courtyard and in the garden of the Fountain House of the Sheremetev Palace in the very heart of St. Petersburg. In the Fountain Garden a two-day open air concert marathon is going to take place. National yurts and chums, a tent of ethnic instruments craftsmen, a fair and a wide range of children's master classes will be located in the courtyard. In the Sheremetev Palace itself creative meetings with unique musicians — the headliners of the festival, as well as interactive excursions to the collection of musical instruments stored by the Museum of Theater and Music are going to be held.

This year, "Music of the World" ethnic festival has placed confidence in its listeners: it was they who, on an equal basis with the high jury, chose the participants of the concert marathon in an open competition voting for their favorites on social media. The contest laureates are performing on the same stage together with the famous stars of the genre.

On August 11 in the Fountain Garden you can see and hear:

  • “Khoomei Beat” (Kyzyl, Tyva Republic, Russia) is the winner of the Open Competition, the band is rapidly entering the assemblage of the most popular musicians;
  • “Sattuma” (Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russia) - the most famous ensemble performing Karelian music;
  • "Altanka" Belorussian folk band  (Minsk, Byelorussia) – the winner of the competition’s second prize;
  • "Soima" band (Veliky Novgorod, Russia) – the winner of the Open competition jury;
  • Special guest – "Naidga" ethno-trip-hop project (St. Petersburg).

On August 12 on Fountain Garden big stage:

  • "Seven Eight Band" (Moscow) - a brilliant ethno-jazz project that received the grand prix at Russian World Music Awards 2017;
  • "Argymak" (Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia) is a famous band featuring Cheinesh Baitushkina (Gorno-Altaisk) - a unique master of throat singing;
  • “Ingervala” (ex – "Trelligh") - the second prize of the Open competition;
  • "Wind to All" (St. Petersburg) - the third prize of the Open competition.

The schedule of the concerts, creative meetings and master classes, as well as the detailed information about the participating bands and various "stuffing" of the ethno-marathon festival "Music of the World" can be found at the festival’s facebook group (in Russian).

Sheremetev Palace address: 34 Fontanka River embankment, Mayakovskaya and Gostiny Dvor metro stations.