This project received the Head of the Republic of
Bashkortostan Grant, oriented to save and develop the
official languages and the languages of ethnicities of
The main part of the forum is
going to be held in the Toratau Congress Hall. The
Congress Hall is situated in a picturesque place along the
Agidel River, and has a breathtaking view out of its
windows. In summer, the amphitheater of the Congress Hall
is hosting some music shows.
other forum events will be held in other concert halls and
clubs in the city: Ogni Ufi, Music Hall 27.
The Forum's partner is the only professional award in
Russiain the field of ethnic music — "Russian World Music Awards".
The Goals of the Forum
The Ethnic Music Forum Musafir is a supporting educational
platform that was made to develop the art of ethnic music.
It helps the development and popularization of the
language culture of Bashkortostan ethnicities through the
prism of its native melodies.
Ethnic music is
always unique. The cultural code of an ethnicity can be
heard and accepted via its songs and folk instruments.
Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan, will become the center
of ethnic music at a national level for two days.
The Program of the Forum
Exhibition zone for presentations
Special program for beginner musicians
The Main Event
The showcase of the Forum is going to be a non-stop public
concert from ethnic musicians of Bashkortostan and other
regions of Russia for professional producers form Europe and
Here you can find the list of the speakers
and the experts.
November 10th will be
the National Orchestra of Folk Musical Instruments concert
joined by musicians and bands that work in the ethnic music
Here you can find the list of the speakers and the experts.
Producer of Khuun-Khuur-Tu, Alash and others
Yaroslav Sartakov (Russia)
Theme of the lecture:
Organization of the tours of the philharmonic scenes of
Russia. Peculiarities and pitfalls.
Nick Hobbs (Turkey)
Theme of the lecture: How Russian artists can work abroad.
Manager, agent, co-founder of Global Club Music Network
Miriam Leah Brenner (the Netherlands /
Theme of the lecture:How to create an international career: from preparing the
material to choosing the territory to work on.
Johannes Toyer (Germany)
Theme of the lecture:The meeting of the World Music Network on the European
Teodor Bastard music director
Denis Knyazev (Russia)
Theme of the lecture:Peculiarities of tour organization using the example of
Theodor Bastard band
Program manager of the Korean showcase Sori Festival
Jiyoung Han (Korea)
Theme of the lecture: A journey to the Korean Sori Festival
Lead singer of Otava Yo
Alexey Belkin (Russia)
Theme of the lecture:Reinventing the wheel for a folk band, the folk band Otava
Yo success story on the international market
Curator and booking agent of MORE ZVUKOV AGENCY
Natasha Padabed (Germany)
Theme of the lecture:How MORE ZVUKOV AGENCY was created
founder and the main expert at the consulting bureau InSimple
Alexey Nikolaev (Russia)
Theme of the lecture:Modern sources of income for artists in the music
Music journalist for fRoots, the Rough Guide.
Multi-instrumentalist, leader of the British music band SANS
Andrew Cronshaw (Great Britain)
Theme of the lecture:The view of a musician and music journalist from Europe
General director of MusiConnect Italy, international festival
Fabio Scopino (Italy)
Theme of the lecture:World Beat Network – how it works. Advice on how to get
into the world music in Italy.
General manager of Finisterre agency and label, La Zampogna
Erasmo Treglia (Italy)
Theme of the lecture:The theme has not been released yet
Two Siberians music producer
Kirill Modylevski (Russia)
Theme of the lecture:Exporting Russian bands on a low paid market.
Wind Music International festival director
Yu Su-ying (Taiwan)
Theme of the lecture:World music festival in Taiwan.
globalFEST festival director
Isabel Soffer (the USA)
Theme of the lecture:Presentation of globalFEST
Journalist, radio host
Ton Maas (the Netherlands)
Theme of the lecture:The theme has not been released yet
Director of Le Kolatier festival
Luc Yatchokeu (Cameroon)
Theme of the lecture: Africa is the new market for Russian music
Tomato Production agency director
Tino Grasselt (Germany)
The theme of the lecture: Organization of tours in German-speaking countries.
This band was collecting traditional melodies in different
parts of Russia for many years. They seek authentic sound
and keep the traditions of the ethnic songs
It's a multi-cultural project, that is reviving the
Russian root culture and connecting it with completely
different ethnic music traditions.
The winner of the Grand Prix of the Mir Sibiri festival,
the winner of Russian World Music Awards 2017 for Best
Olena Uutay Podluzhnaya
"The Legend of Ethnic Music" owner at the international
festival Sayan Ring as a member of the music band
This band is one of the most recognizable Russian ethnic
bands abroad; participated in the showcase program of
A quartet of multi-instrumentalists that is working in
world music and folk music genres, plays traditional
Bashkirian music and authored music.
A flagman of modern ethnic music in Bashkortostan. The
winner of the Grand Prix in the Nomad Universe contest in
Saudi Arabia, that included 100 bands
The band was named after a beautiful river on the
north-west of the Tyva republic. The winner of the Grand
Prix at the Russian World Music Awards 2018.
This band works in the world music genre. Representatives
of the modern culture of Bashkortostan for the UN and
HAUA is a combination of the nature sounds with deep
electronic music, that gives the group a confident and
modern sound at concerts and at recording sessions
Handuhas makes a new form of Bashkirian music that is
based on a high-quality art, sensitive performances, and
sounds of Bashkortostan nature
Here you can fill in the application for
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