By Laman Ismayilova
Zhara-2019 International Music Festival has solemnly wrapped up in Baku. The music festival offered its guests four days of non-stop entertainment at the Sea Breeze recreation center on July 25-28.
The four-day event featured more than 200 singers and bands.
Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva was among the honorary guests of the event.
She shared her impressions of the festival. Leyla Aliyeva said that the event gave the audience the atmosphere of the holiday.
"There is an atmosphere of great love and a grand celebration. I am very glad that the current festival also ends with great success. A lot of music, love and warm relations - all this makes people more connected," she said.
The organizers of the festival were People's Artist of Azerbaijan Emin Agalarov, Honored Artist of Russia Grigory Leps, founder of Russkoye Radio and Zolotoy Grammofon award Sergei Kozhevnikov.
The festival opened with a gala concert, at which famous artists performed their hits.
Philipp Kirkorov, A’Studio, Vera Brezhneva, Bosson, Rita Dakota, Dmitry Matatov, Mozgi, Glyuk’oza, Nikolay Baskov, Kristina Orbakaite, Burito, Emin Agalarov, Elina Chaga, Zivert, Aleksandr Panayotov, Slava, Grigory Leps, Ani Lorak, Lolita, Sergey Lazarev, Albina Janabaeva, Max Barskikh, Artik & Asti, Olga Buzova, Alessandro Safina, Misha Romanova, Chingiz Mustafayev, Monatik, Zulfiya Khanbabayeva, Vremya & Steklo performed on the first day of the festival.
Pop stars of the 1990's delighted music lovers on July 26. Creative evenings of Grigory Leps, Stas Mikhaylov and Lyube rock band were held.
They were joined on the stage by Emin Agalarov, The Jigits, Aleksandr Panayotov, Aleksey Chumakov, Anzhelika Varum, Ani Lorak, Anna Sedokova, Anya Shulgina, Vladimir Presnyakov, Glyuk’oza, Danil Buranov, Jasmin, Irina Dubtsova, Kristina Orbakaite, Natali, Natalya Podolskaya, Nikolay Baskov, Slava, Stas Piekha, Philipp Kirkorov, Yulianna Karaulova, Yuliya Kovalchuk and others.
Best singers of the 2000s performed on the next day. Leningrad band gave a fascinating concert on the Caspian coast.
A`Studio, Dan Balan, Elvira T, Jah Khalib, Monatik, Mozgi, Aleks Malinovski, Aleksandr Panayotov, Aleksandros Tsopozidis, Aleksey Chumakov, Ani Lorak, Band`Eros, Glyuk’oza, Grigory Leps, Geegun, Irina Dubtsova, Karina Khvoynitskaya, Kravts, Lolita, Mari Kraymbrery, Nastasya Samburskaya, Slava, Timur Rodriguez, Yulianna Karaulova, Yuliya Kovalchuk and others also performed at the concert.
Singers on the last night of the festival included Emin, Timati, Nazima, Ternovoy, Doni, Misha Marvin, Klava Koka, Natan, Griqory Leps, Geegan, Molly, Loboda, HammAli i Navai, CYGO, Mari Kraymbreri, Rauf, Faiq, Zomb, Nyusha, Lyubov Uspenskaya, Rasa, Kosmos Girls, Elvin Grey, Ellai, Mot, Aisel, Asammuell, Babek Mammadrzayev, Samra, Fika, Isayya, Evgeniya Mayer, Velvet, Aleksandr Panayotov, Slava, Yuliya Kovalchuk, Jony, Elman, Andro, Gemini, Alessandra, Anna Sedokova, Timur Rodrigez, Tereza and Serebro.
Especially for the festival, a spectacular stage was set right on the seashore, striking in its size and equipped with various video installations.
Hours of concert programs were accompanied by original choreography, light and video shows, powerful sound and vivid decorations. Awesome energy, music drive left unforgettable impressions on the music lovers.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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