"Islamey" Presents Adygea  

State ensemble of folk Song and Dance of Adygea "Islamey" took part in the final concert of regions of Russia marathon, which is held for the second consecutive year under the auspices of the Cultural Olympiad "Sochi-2014".

The ensemble went to Sochi immediately after its return from London. Soloists admitted that it was hard to act in such a fast pace, but the organizing committee "Sochi-2014" highly requested the artists to come and insisted on their performance. According to the press service of the organizing committee, "Islamey" is one of the most brilliant creative teams that revives and maintains the popular culture of the Adygs-Circassians.

40 members of the ensemble went to Sochi: the dancers, singers, orchestra. For a month in the marathon at the Square by the South Mall of Sochi sea port there performed different creative teams: from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Tambov, Novosibirsk, Bryansk, Omsk, Tyumen, Orenburg, Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria. However, at the final concert the North Caucasus was represented only by "Islamey".

- We were greeted very well, - told the head and artistic director of the ensemble, People's Artist of Russia Aslan Nehaj. - There were many visitors - tourists from Russia and abroad.

40-minute performance by "Islamey", in which the team presented eight vocal and dance performances, completed the final marathon concert. According to A.Nehay, if one is given the opportunity to perform on stage with the final word or performance - so he is appreciated.

- Tours are always interesting and responsibly, they make the artists be focused and attentive to their work, - said the head of the ensemble.

Looking ahead to 2014, he expressed the hope that the local art groups will be presented at the Olympic Games in Sochi.

Anna YEVSTAFIEVA.


Source: http://www.sov-adyg.ru/index.php?newsid=11365

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