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"Kremlin Zorya": colorful musical show in military style

February 22 2007

That's already 60 years in the UK under the patronage of the royal family is world-famous Edinburgh Military Festival (Edinburgh Military Tattoo). Such festivals have become major events in international cultural life and are held in different countries: Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Australia and others.

But this year appeared the Russian equivalent called "Kremlin Zorya. The festival aims at reviving the military traditions of the Russian army, the promotion of the state symbols of Russia and the strengthening of international relations. Permission to conduct the festival signed by the President of the Russian Federation VV Putin, July 13, 2006.

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We can say that the appearance of this festival in our country has become one of the biggest cultural events in Russia's recent history and a bright, festive spectacle. A lot of this was facilitated by the use of advanced sound, lighting, visual and pyrotechnic technology. The format of the festival was an organic combination of different genres, such as military, classical and folk music, parade of military bands, drill techniques with weapons in the performance of the mouth of the Honor Guard, the restoration of the events of military history, dance performances etc.

Photo: "Kremlin Zorya: a colorful show in military style

Total number of participants "Kremlin dawns" was more than a thousand troops of various types of troops, including cavalry, musicians and other performers. Our country was represented by the best military bands and units - Central Band of the Ministry of Defense, the Presidential Regiment and the orchestra, and folk groups.

Foreign participants as the first "Kremlin dawns have become the leading military and creative teams from nine countries: a synthesis bagpipe band from the UK, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the Armed Forces of Germany, the band and honor guard by the Danish Royal Guards, Italian flagonostsy ( sbanderatori) from Arezzo, Gubbio, Sansepolcro and Florence.

The presentation of the festival "Kremlin Zorya were the best of the best. Among them was Ewen Maccrimmon (UK): one of the world's bagpipe and a direct descendant of the legendary Mack Krimmonov, whose name is mentioned in Celtic myths. The presentation Ewen Maccrimmon played the bagpipes song "Scotland the Brave" and Russian "Evening Zorya" than pleasantly surprised by the capital's residents.

In addition, their colorful show memorable Giuseppe Del Barna: Italian flagonosets - sbanderatori. This unusual, bright and typical Italian genre of street demonstrations has its roots in the distant past - the Middle Ages. In Italy, especially in Tuscany, sbanderatori in medieval costumes are still satisfied with colorful processions with flags to the accompaniment of ancient music. It is worth noting that in September sbanderatori group, led by Giuseppe Del Barney, together with flagonostsami from Florence, Arezzo and Gubio again will visit the capital and will speak at the Red Square.

mong Russian speakers in particular could be noted brass band of the Moscow Suvorov Military School, who performed the "Soldiers", "Kalinka" and "Transfiguration of the march." Meanwhile, a company of special guard of the Presidential Regiment unveiled its parade with guns and swords.

Anastasia Kudinov

Константин Дятлов

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