(PRWEB) June 29, 2012
“El Oyin” festival, a thrilling part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad and meaning “The People’s Games”, will take place in the Republic of Altai between 28 and 30 June 2012. In recent years, "El Oyin" has become a highly popular celebration which attracts visitors from across the whole of Russia. Guests can expect a unique performance of leading “throat” singers, fashion contest with national dress, theater performances and master-classes in playing national musical instruments.
"El Oyin" encourages a national cultural rebirth of folk traditions and customs of the Altai region. The picturesque Kabailu-Mezhelik valley was chosen to host the festival. Located near the Altai village Elo and surrounded by mountains, the region is the perfect setting to host the festival. One of the highlights of "El Oyin" is the Kaichy performance. Kai throat singing is the most ancient genre of spoken folk art and the tradition is still supported by the residents of the central Asian region today.
The celebration will include a number of events such as storytellers, a children’s art contest, master-classes in national musical instruments and a display of national style costumes. In addition, the "Master's Fair" is an opportunity for visitors to buy some of the best examples of folk crafts, souvenirs made of wood, stones, silver bark, clay and fur, as well as mascots and charms.
Notes to the editor
The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad is a unique project by the organizers of the Games, offering the best cultural events in the country. In 2014 visitors to the Olympic host city will be able to enjoy the games and experience the cultural diversity of Russia at a number of venues located in Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana. Since 2010, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, along with dozens of regions throughout the country, has been carefully selecting the best of Russian culture.
From 2010 to 2014, thousands of different cultural events will take place across the entire country. Each year, the Cultural Olympiad is dedicated to a different art: 2010 was the Year of the Cinema, 2011 the Year of the Theater, 2012 is the Year of Music, and 2013 will be the Year of the Museum.
The national scale of the project will make it possible to involve every resident of the country in this grand celebration of music, maintaining and increasing the cultural riches of our country. All of the events of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad can be followed on the website http://www.culture.sochi2014.com