Next Sunday (5.03) in Novi Sad, the 27 Festival of the New Rusyn Folk Song “Ruzova Zahradka” will take place. It is a festival thanks to which s broader audience can get to know Rusyn songs and expand the folk repertoire.
This year 14 new compositions of folk climate will be presented. They will be performed by soloists and a group accompanied by the Big Folk Radio-Television Orchestra of Vojvodina. Taking into consideration this year’s repertoire, so far the festival has produced 355 new Rusyn songs, expanding our folklore in this way. Thanks to the participation of the Radio-Television of Vojvodina in the organization of the festival, the new Rusyn repertoire is broadly promoted and produced at a professional level. It is the only institution that cares for producing new folk music of the Rusyn environment and further, people can listen to it, so it becomes the part of the nation’s culture.
Within the festival, also a varnishing day of works by Angelika Antichevich will take place and a part of the programme will be dedicated to the works by Diura Latiak to whose lyrics many songs were composed that were further presented during “Zahradka” and “Chervena Ruza” festivals.
The main organizer of the festival is the Radio-Television of Vojvodina with the cooperation of the Rusyn editorial board of the Third Programme of the RTV, sector of music production of the RTV Vojvodina.