Modern carnivals around the worlds
carnival masquerade February is the month of carnivals. They are all over Europe (and not only), leaving an unforgettable mark in the hearts. Two weeks General merriment and celebration —…

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Portuguese carnival! –
  It is believed that Portuguese carnivals gave life to one of the most famous holidays in the world of dance — Brazilian carnival. But unlike the Brazilian carnival that…

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Barcelona have selected the best buildings of the world


From 22 to 24 October in Barcelona hosted the first world architecture festival, which attracted more than five hundred projects from all over the planet. Their achievements in the field of architecture and reconstruction of monuments of architecture and building energy saving designs demonstrated around 30 countries. A prestigious jury at the end of this show called “International building of the year”.

The concept of the world architecture festival is simple and yet attractive. Every year the organizers plan to gather under one roof all the most interesting projects that have appeared on the planet. Inclusive architectural practice guarantee 17 sections, vmestivshy all the main typologies of buildings, other civil engineering structures up to the cult. Among the nominated categories included and resort facilities, and social and cultural. In a separate section were allocated to such popular modern architectural genres, such as shopping centers, office complexes, apartment houses and, of course, private mansions. It is easy to assume that it is in the last category were to prevail fantasy objects, but, oddly enough, in practice it was otherwise.

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Jazz carnival in Odessa

In the 6th time in Odessa — the pearl of the black sea coast of Ukraine from 15 to 17 September 2006, will host the international jazz festival “jazz Carnival in Odessa”. Founded in 2001, the homeland of the first Soviet jazzman Leonid Utesov, this festival is held annually in the midst of the “velvet season”. The southern sun does not burn, the sea is still warm, but Odessa still lives in the summer and carnival variegated perennial mix of cultures and nationalities, rhythms and styles, sea breeze and dry breath of the black sea steppes. “Carnival” the concept of this jazz festival is absolutely not random: here, in Odessa, invite musicians from different countries, playing a completely different jazz. Carnival discoveries — everyone is sure to find something for their soul.

The great Ella Fitzgerald liked to repeat: “jazz — dark matter”. Jazz really came up with blacks, and yet the jazz public domain. And not incidentally, the legendary Soviet jazzman Leonid Utesov said: “Odessa is the birthplace of jazz!”. This city have in common with jazz atmosphere of humour, celebration and freedom. Thanks to Leonid Utesov and his famous “Tea-jazz”, Odessa was considered the unofficial capital of jazz in the USSR. “Do not let jazz die in his homeland!” — announced at the dawn Continue reading

The 3 most important events of the autumn in Perm Krai


This year was reduced funding for several cultural projects of the Kama region. In the case of “Saw”, for example, from the festival had to be abandoned altogether. However, some activities still managed to save. For example, last weekend was held the traditional KAMWA. What other bright autumn event expect a Perm? See “AIF-Kama”.

1. Festival incredible illusions “White magic”

The next weekend, from 13 to 15 September in Perm festival “White magic”. The idea of holding an event of this kind belongs to the people’s artist, well-known magician Vladimir Danilin.

«On stage will actually have a top illusionists in the world, such as three times winner of the international Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, he created his own school of mystery and magic in Las Vegas, Jeff McBride, winner of the Grand Prix world championship magicians last year, Yu Ho-Jin, and, of course, Maestro Vladimir Danilin. The Duo Kybalion will demonstrate the magic of transformation, “White hats” – double the unique visual illusion in the room, Victor Voitko – magical Continue reading