The International Festival of Arts "Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk"
(Международный фестиваль искусств «Славянский базар в Витебске»; ) is an annual festival
held in Vitebsk
under the auspices of Alla Pugacheva
since 1992. Its main program is devoted to Slavic music
. The main participants are artists from Russia
, with guests from many other countries, both Slavic and non-Slavic. It is a member of the International Federation of Festival Organizations
(FIDOF) since 1998.
The festival was awarded the diploma 'FIDOF Festival of the Year 2000' "for impeccable quality of organization, professionalism, hospitality, and promotion of noble humanistic aims on the international level", 'FIDOF Festival of the Year 2004' and other awards.
1st place: Oleksa Berest
Grand Prix: Taisia Povaliy
1st place: Oleksandr Ponomaryov
Grand Prix: Filip Zmaher
Grand Prix: Ruslana
Grand Prix: Svetlana Slavković
Grand Prix: Rafael
Grand Prix: Željko Joksimović
Grand Prix: Toše Proeski
Grand Prix: Theona Dolnikova
Grand Prix: Zíki
In 2004 the 13th International Festival of Arts "Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk" was held from July, 15th to July, 21st.
The XV festival was held from July 6, 2006 to July 15, 2006. Its program included among others, the International Pop Song Performers Contest ‘Vitebsk-2006’ and the International Children Music Contest ‘Vitebsk-2006’.
The XVIth Festival was held July 5 - July 14 2007.
Dutch artist Yuli won the 2008 media award during the international festival of arts: Slavianski bazaar in Vitebsk' Славянский базар в Витебске
More information on Yuli; www.yulilive.nl, or yulilive.hyves.nl