Our response to Western Eurovision. Festival folk songs will be held in St. Petersburg next week on may 24. The idea of creating a national musical competition was expressed by the Deputy of the state Duma Oleg Nilov< /strong>. He believes that in contrast American and European pop culture should oppose to the folk art of Russia.
“Through such festivals, we can promote our national product, to maintain the popularity of the game on folk instruments. Laziness on today’s folk music is almost excluded from radio and television, all filled with European and American musical fast food” — said the official.
As it became known, this year the highlight of the program will be Joseph Kobzon, who will perform during the concert of many folk songs.