By the invitation of the Ministry of the culture of Azerbaijan, June 11, Russian-Ukrainian delegation of sahaja yogis of the Qawwali group Kailash” and Lenalaxmi the head of the Studio of Indian dance “Laxmi samarpana” arrived in the Azerbaijan town of Masalli, where the next day started II international folklore festival.
On the Sunny morning festival was opened by the parade of countries, participating in the festival, each of them representatives themselves to embassies of different countries, persons from the Ministry of culture of Azerbaijan, the district administration, local residents and the audience of TV channels their dance and music.
On 13 of June 1st program took place on the occasion of the opening of the II International folklore festival . Their numbers presented 8 countries: “Halay” from Azerbaijan, “Children of the Caucasus” from Daghestan, “Ilori” from Georgia, “TDA Ritenitis” of Latvia, “Aftud” from Turkey, “Kailash” from Russia, “Laxmi Samarpana ” from Ukraine and many others. Russia and Ukraine had performed as a single block, passing joy and harmony through the music-dance Sahaja culture. In our welcoming speech, we spoke about importance of arts as meant to establish the state balance, joy within hearts of all people and to unite different cultures. This program was broad-casted live on 4 channels in Azerbaijan and 2 channels in Turkey.
14 June delegations from different countries presented their concert numbers in villages of the region. Programs were held outdoors in the nature, and the atmosphere was really special and positive. It was great to see a huge number of children who sincerely expressed their internal state of happiness and joy.
15 June the final gala concert took place. And again it was seen not only by the residents of Masalli region, but also all Azerbaijan, as this concert came on TV. At the end of the concert all groups and audience shared joy with each other, under spark of fire works, waving the flags of different countries and enjoying the music, many spontaneously started dancing. It was felt a total unity in which each country representing the uniqueness of their culture, for a minute really united into one big family, united with the love to dance and music…