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21 Aug 2019

Lukashenko attends folk music concert, children’s performance in Ivye

Lukashenko attends folk music concert, children’s performance in Ivye

IVYE, 21 August (BelTA) – During a working trip to Ivye District, Grodno Oblast, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko watched a children’s theater performance and a concert by a folk music group in the Ivye Community Center on 21 August, BelTA has learned.

The head of state was told about the structure and activities of the center and was shown a piece of a children's performance Nobody Will Believe It based on a fairytale by Jan Ekholm. The performance was staged by the theater company of the Ivye Children’s School of Arts. The president also watched a piece of the performance by the Chabarok folk music group. Founded in 1988, the group consists of 11 musicians.

“Great job! You sing exceptionally well!” Aleksandr Lukashenko shared his impressions of the concert. The president also advised the young actors to get enrolled at the Academy of Arts. All the artists received the President Chocolate on behalf of the head of state.

After that, Aleksandr Lukashenko toured the Center of Crafts and saw an artisans’ exposition. One of the main areas of work of the center is preserving traditional culture. It offers classes in straw weaving, embroidery, traditional doll making, paper cutting and belt weaving.

The president emphasized that it is important to preserve national arts and crafts and cherish traditional culture. These traditions should be passed on from one generation to another. “The most important thing is to pass these traditions to the youth. I support it a lot,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The head of state was given a traditional Belarusian straw hat made by artisan from the agro-town of Lelyuki Vera Chureino. “It fits well!” Aleksandr Lukashenko said about the hat. He presented his favorite chocolate to the artisans.

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