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The project “East+West=Peace” is the first artistic project in Ukraine aimed at popularizing the cultural heritage of mankind through the prism of the young generation’s talent, the implementation of an educational mission to strengthen the Ukrainian national idea, the development of vocal and choral art.
ІX International vocal and choral contest-festival “Let a Song Gather Friends” took place in Chernivtsi in April 2018 for the first time. For eight years the youth forum has been held in Luhansk region at Taras Shevchenko Luhansk National University. However, due to the forced evacuation of the university at that time, the contest-festival ceased to exist. The festival was revived as part of the “East + West = Peace” project.
The forum immediately has become popular among supporters of vocal-choral art, famous performers, musicologists and representatives of Chernivtsi cultural community. Nowadays the unique musical project brought together outstanding professional and amateur choral and vocal groups, as well as vocalists from all over the country at Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University and the concert halls of the city. Since 2019, the Contest-Festival is under the patronage of the Ukrainian National Commission for UNESCO.
The project “East+West=Peace” is aimed at humanistic goals – the preservation and revival of cultural heritage, the development of both traditional and contemporary art. The head of the organizing committee; Vice-Rector of Research and Educational Work dealing with academic and pedagogic process of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University; Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences; Member of the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tamara Marusyk outlines these objectives.
Every year within the framework of the “East+West=Peace” project, various events are being held to raise the spirituality of the younger generation, to develop cultural pluralism and intercultural dialogue. Within the framework of the event there were concerts of participants with a free program at various concert venues of the city and Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. The unique musical project brought together outstanding professional and amateur choral and vocal groups, as well as vocalists from all over the country at Chernivtsi National University and the concert halls of the city.
Performers had the opportunity to communicate with famous singers, composers, conductors, improving their professional level.