Server Kakura, artistic director of the ensemble and Merited Artist of Ukraine and Tatarstan, told in his interview with QHA news agency that the artists were received very well in Tatarstan.

“We were welcomed, the concerts were great. Everyone enjoyed and we received good reviews. There were many people and full houses in Naberezhnye Chelny and Kazan,” said Server Kakura. 

According to him, people came to the concerts, even from far off, for example, from Nizhnekamsk.

“Kazan Tatars, who had previously lived in Asia, also came. It so happened, that they know and love us. We were born there, lived together,” said the artist. 

The concert of the Crimean Tatar ensemble was attended by representatives of Tatarstan authorities. Ayrat Sibagatullin, the Minister of Culture of Tatarstan, welcomed the guests from Crimea just from the scene. The concert was also attended by Razil Valeev, Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan for Culture, Science, Education and National Issues, Rinat Zakirov, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Tatars, and Ravil Muratov, Assistant to the President of Tatarstan. Qırım folklore ensemble was presented a prize on behalf of Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of Tatarstan.

During their visit to Tatarstan, the artist of the Crimean Tatar ensemble became acquainted with the creative teams of the Republic and visited the Philharmonic Hall. 

“We have visited folklore groups and watched how they live - very comfortable, in a good interior and creative environment. All halls function, for example, all four scenes in a puppet theater function. Everything is in order, the roads are clear, there is no traffic jam. Very good. The situation in Naberezhnye Chelny is no worse than in Kazan. People live in normal conditions,” Server Kakura shared his impressions.

The artistic director of Qırım ensemble stressed that Crimean Tatar art should be promoted outside Crimea.

“It is necessary to promote our Crimean Tatar folk art because many still do not know us. Our task is to cover more areas, to convey our culture and its characteristics to people, - said Kakura.

Viewers who attended the concert in Tatarstan leave their comments in the social network. Thus, Elmira Bairam-Ali, a resident of Kazan, wrote on her Facebook page:

“It was a firework of emotions - graceful girls, talented boys, breathtaking voices of singers. Aferin Crimean Tatars! MashAllah!”

Photo: Rifkhat Yakupov