International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Fifth International Ethnographical Festival—Competition "Voices of Golden Steppe 2015"

In 14- 21  September 2015  Astrakhan expected celebration events is going to be The Fifth International Ethnographical Festival - Competition "Voices of Golden Steppe – 2015".

The Organizing Committee wants to invite you to take part  as contestants of Competition or to perform as participants in Ethnographic Ceremonial Festival, preparing fragments of traditional rites of your region for stage performance.

In the International Ethnographical Festival—Competition "Voices of Golden Steppe 2015" may take part soloists-vocalists, instrumental soloists, dancers, as well as: an ensembles of folk singing, and dance groups (maximum 12-15 people) that represent the true art of folk  groups of the peoples of Russia and other countries of the world.  Nomination: "solo folk singing", "traditional folk instrumental performance", "traditional folk ensemble singing", "traditional folk choreography." All contestants must be between the ages of 14 and 40. Age of the participants of the festival concerts unlimited.

Short participant application should be sent until 28 March 2015 to helena@astrasong.ru; olyaivannikova555@gmail.com (subject: "Festival-competition") the following documents:

  • Creative biography (350-word) of the participant(s) (soloist or company). Please, indicate you full name, workplace/place of study, full name of your teachers, home address, tel. number, email.
  • 10x15 sized colour photo of the participant(s);
  • The programme of the performance in two rounds: 8 musical compositions (4 + 4).  Please indicate the genre, their length.

The Organizing Committee - Elena Shishkina

Inquiries by phones: Tel: 007- 908 613 78 61 - Dr. Elena Shishkina,

8 905 362 01 98 – Olga Ivannikova, staff member