This Sunday, August 28, participants of the Fifteenth Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo from Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Egypt, India, and Thailand will showcase their musical presentations in Moscow parks and railway stations.
Foreign musicians will perform for Muscovites and guests of the capital at the squares of Belorussky, Paveletsky, and Kazansky railway stations, as well as in Gorky Park, Sokolniki, and at VDNH.
Thus, the Belorussky railway station will welcome our guests from Belarus. The Exemplary Band of the Belarus Armed Forces repertoire includes over 500 music pieces, both classical and contemporary compositions. The ensemble is a permanent participant in military parades, different social and cultural events, as well as various radio and TV shows. It regularly tours the country and abroad.
The Military Band of the Armenian Armed Forces General Staff will stage a concert at the Kazansky railway station. Over its 30 years of history, the band has taken part in over 2000 events, including state official ceremonies, country-wide concerts, upscale sports events, and international festivals. Musicians enjoy close creative cooperation with musical and creative groups, as well as young authors and performers all around Armenia.
The Paveletsky railway station will give the floor to the Panghat Performing Arts Group from India. The ensemble has a very rich performing repertoire of Indian folk and ritual dances representing various states and cities of the country, including their native state of Gujarat. The ensemble is a blend of instrumental, dance, and vocal teams, notable for its dynamic performing style, outstanding costumes, and gripping energy vibes.
Concerts will begin at 12:00 at the squares of all three stations in Moscow.
The Egyptian Military Symphony Band will show its program in the Gorky Park from 1 pm to 2 pm (13:00 to 14:00). The ensemble accompanies state official events and national celebrations. Its achievement record includes participation in such grand events as the transportation of the mummies of the pharaohs to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in El Fustat and the opening of the ancient alley of sphinxes in Luxor.
Meanwhile, at 3pm (15:00) VDNH will welcome the Spasskaya Tower Festival's participants from Thailand. The Boonwattana School Marching Band ensemble has participated in various competitions, coming first in the majority of them. The musicians managed to win the 2021 Thailand International Marching Competition, receiving the Royal Trophy given by His Majesty the King of Thailand, and the 2022 Nakhonchaiburin Marching Competition, securing the Royal Trophy given by Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana.
At 3pm Moscow's Sokolniki Park will welcome the Great Military Band of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces ‘Supreme Commander Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias’. The Venezuelan military musicians’ goal is to embody cultural values supported by the national armed forces. They aim at promoting Venezuelan military, traditional, and folklore music as well as showcasing all the variety of music's distinctive genres and rhythms at an international level. The Great Military Band is keeping the country’s cultural and historical heritage alive, preserving the peculiar features of the national military music and inviting everyone to take a deeper look into the history and reality of the Armed Forces of Venezuela.
All the concerts are free.
The Festival is carried out following the Order of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, under the aegis of the Public Council headed by Mr. Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Defense and the Moscow Department of Culture.