The V International Youth Festival of arts āFACES OF FRIENDS 2004ā is now complete!
The Festival āFaces of friends 2004ā took place in Cahul from July, 2 till 5. Inside the festival there was made a competition of young performers of the popular music, in which participated the artists from Moldova, Romania, Uzbekistan, Ukraine. Also there performed some famous stars like Tatiana Boyeva, Nelly Chiobanu, Sergey Izbash, Torstein Sodal, pop groups āIn Quadroā, āDublu Sensā and many other artists. During the night from July, 3 to 4 took place a Jazz concert in which participated the best collectives of Moldova āTrigonā, ā25-th Frameā with participation of Igor Amelin and Tatiana Boyeva.The prize- winners of the Competition of the Young Performers of the popular songs āFaces of Friends 2004ā became: Irina Kostina, Beltsy, Moldova - 1 place, Olia Tira, Cahul, Moldova -2 place, Tamara Madebadze, Tiraspol, Moldoava-3 place. Special diplomas where given to: Eugenii Ganenko, Kiev, Ukraine, Artyom Demishev, Chisinau, Moldova, Jadra Tulegenova, Uchkuduk, Uzbekistan
Read more about this year's edition of the "Faces of Friends" Music Festival on the Festival's own page.
Olga Tsyra becomes a Laureate of the International Arts Festival for Youth āSergeyevskie Zoriā!
The Festival took place in the city of Belgorod-Dnestrovsky and the Sergeyevka resort in Ukraine. Olga became laureate of the first prize in the Solo Vocal nomination. Her participation in the festival was possible with the support of the āFestivalā CA and sponsorship by āBanca de Economiiā ā a major bank in Moldova, as well as āModernusā Ltd and II āOlimpiada-Rotaruā
24-26.12.2003 & 07.01.2004
Christmas Concerts āProVestea de Craciunā in Chisinau and Cahul.
UNION FENOSA Group, PRO TV and CU āFESTIVALā organized in the winter holydays a number of charity concerts. The concerts where maid on December, 24 and 26 in Chisinau and on January,7 in Cahul. Many people came to see those concerts. There also been some pupils from the orphanās houses of Moldova, children who where left by their parents. They also were invited to the concert. The best artists of Moldova made a performance for them. During each concert the Vice-president of UNION FENOSA Fond āAdriana Chiriak handed the precious presents.
Gala-Concert and handing of the awards ā Hit of the Year-2003ā
Honored prizes āHit of the Year-2003ā had been handed to the best artist of Moldova for the first time. The initiator of the creation of this award and sponsor of this action was the company āMOLDCELLā, operator of the mobile connection in GSM standard. The first prize-winners where: Adrian Ursu, Indiana, Natalia Barbu, Nelly Ciobanu, Victoria OāTeea, in Quadro, The Snails, Fresh, Millenium, Gindul Mitei, O-Zone, Zdob-si-Zdub. The ceremony of the handing of awards and holyday concert took place on the Central Square of Chisinau. The concert was organized by the PRO TV television, radio station PRO FM, Creative agency āECHINOXā and CA āFESTIVALā.
Charity Concert dedicated to the Day of Disabled persons.
Charity Concert dedicated to the Day of Disabled persons was held on the December,3 in the National Theater of Opera and Ballet in Chisinau. President of the group of UNION FENOSE in Moldova, mister Ignacio Ibarra, congratulated everybody with this holyday. All the spectator received the memorable presents. Many young artist who receive grants from UNION FENOSA and representatives of the society of disable people have participated in this concert. The concert was more then 3 hours long. The hall which was overcrowded was happy to see all the performances of the artists. This concert was organized by the Group Of UNION FENOSA in Moldova together with CUāFestivalā
Agreement about cooperation between CU āFestivalā and Union Fenosa Group of Moldova.
The agreement about cooperation in the sphere of Culture has been signed. It is deliberated for two years with the following extension. This agreement includes the conduction of the festivals, concerts, charity actions, corporation holydays.
The concerts of Adam Klipple Quartet in Chishinau and Beltz.
Adam Klipple (DeFunkt, John Medeski, David Gilmor, Smokey Robinson bands), Frank Colon (Manhattan Tranfer, Herbie Hancok, Harry Belafonte, Gato Barbieri bands & more), David Ambrosio (Ravi Coltrane, Kenny Werner, John Hicks bands) & Aaron Johnston (Pete Escovedo, Omar Sosa bands) participated in Moldova in the concert of Jazz Ambasadors. This program is conducted by the Kennedy Center and it is financed by the State Department of the USA. A few jazz bands are selected during this program, which give concerts in different countries of the world. The concerts in Moldova where held by CUāFestivalā owing to the money grand of USA embassy in Moldova.
Serghei Orlov and Adriana Chiriac become members of the International Dance Council (Conseil International de la Dance - CID) by UNESCO.
Serghei Orlov, Executive Director of the āFestivalā Creative Association, and Adriana Chiriac, Vice-President of the UNION FENOSA Foundation, were invited to represent Moldova in the International Dance Council (CID). CID was established in 1937 by UNESCO and organized the 17th International Congress for Development of Dance in Greece. This has become possible after the Council members learned of the success of the Eighth Edition of the āNufarul Albā International Folklore Festival. The Congress gathered over four hundred dancers, choreographers, dance festival directors, administrators and teachers from 41 countries of the world. A film about Moldova was screened, presenting its culture and the role of dance in the culture of the country. A special emphasis was made to the āNufaul Albā Festival and the Union Fenosa Foundation.
UNCG JAZZ FACULTY TRIO Concert in Cahul!
The Jazz Faculty Trio of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro ā Steve Haines, John Salmon and Thomas Taylor ā performed in Moldova as invited by the US Embassy in Moldova. The Concert in Cahul was conducted by the āFestivalā CA with a grant from the US Embassy.
Our website is the best!
The CahulFest website was awarded the first place in the IATP website contest. IATP is the Internet Access and Training Program, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State and administered IREX, the International Research and Exchanges Board. The CahulFest website was denominated as best in year 2003 among the websites hosted on the IATP server.
The Eighth Edition of the āNufarul Albā International Folklore Festival!
In a grandiose concert on a stage mounted in the middle of the scenic āLacul Saratā Lake, in the park zone of the city of Cahul, the The Eighth Edition of the āNufarul Albā International Folklore Festival closed. The festivalās participants included the following groups: āMoldovitaā from Moldova, āDesnyanskie Zabavyā from Russia, āFolkArtā from Turkey, āDoina Viseiā from Romania, āZornitsaā from Bulgaria, āYasna Zoraā from Ukraine, āIzvorasā from Moldova and āSylogos Neon Neas Triglias Halkidikisā from Greece. The ingredients for this yearās edition of the festival were: 8 groups from 7 countries counting 300 participants, professional sound, lights, stage and a great number of spectators. Prime Minister of Moldova Vasile Tarlev attended the opening ceremony. The āUnion Fenosaā Group, a Spanish company owning the power distribution networks in the Centre and South of Moldova, largest foreign investor in the economy of Moldova, became the general sponsor of the Festival. The āMoldcellā Mobile Operator, the Soros Foundation in Moldova and TV Moldova 1 co-sponsored as official sponsors. The festival received support from the Ministry of Culture that supported all visa issues for the international participants. The community got involved with support too ā more than one hundred businesses assisted with the organization of the Festival, turning it into a true festivity of the Arts!
The āFestivalā Creative Association is born.
The association aims at the further development of the festival movement in Moldova, conducting quality festivals in the city of Cahul, as well as discovering and supporting young musical talents.
The Fourth Edition of the āFaces of Friendsā Musical Festival has taken place.
The Festival featured performances by musicians from Balti, Chisinau, Cahul and Reni (Ukraine). The best featured guests of the Festival included Nelly Ciobanu, the āGraieste Moldovenesteā band and the superb āZdob si Zdubā. The show took place on the main plaza of Cahul ā the Independence Plaza. For more than five hours, the public enjoyed live music of various styles and trends. With excellent live sound, lighting effects and festive fireworks, the event will be something to remember for the thousands of citizens and guests of the city.
Cahul city marked its 500th anniversary.
The first mention about the settlement that now bears the name Cahul dates back in the year 1502. On July 2, a large number of guests and locals gathered in the Independence Square to mark this remarkable event.
The Moldovan President, leadership of the city and the county, honorary citizens and sponsors were among the guests of honor.
President Vladimir Voronin, city mayor Stepan Bratu and others spoke before the public. A monument built especially for this event was unveiled afterwards.
There was a big concert later on. The concert featured both amateurs and professionals. Spectators enjoyed the performance of Ion Suruceanu, Ion Capraru, Nelly Ciobanu, the Dublu Sens, Silvia Grigore, Mircea Gutu and other artists.
The party ended with fireworks.