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Vitebsk to hold selection round of Slavonic Bazaar song contests

11.03.2014

VITEBSK, 11 March (BelTA) – Vitebsk will hold the regional selection round for the song contests of the 23rd International Festival of Arts Slavonic Bazaar at the Vitebsk Culture Center on 11 March, BelTA learnt from the center.

Vitebsk will hold the regional selection round of the children’s song contest for the first time. Partaking in the elimination stage will be singers from Lepel, Dokshytsy, Polotsk, Novopolotsk, Tolochin, Beshenkovichi, and Vitebsk. “Every contestant will perform two songs with backing tracks. The participants of both contests will perform one song by a Belarusian author in Belarusian. Those who want to participate in the International Song Contest in Vitebsk will perform another song written by a Slavic composer in a Slavic language. And children will sing a pop song that characterizes them,” the organizers of the selection round said.

The contestants will be assessed by a jury headed by Yelena Podolyak, Director of the Vitebsk Oblast Philharmonic Society.