Meladze K. nourishes the hope that the " New wave " will remain in Jurmala
The famous composer, member of the jury of the contest " New wave " K. Meladze negative about the idea to move the festival from Jurmala in a different city And hopes that he will remain in the Latvian resort town.
" a private person I am, without a doubt, treat this decision negatively. Jurmala is a wonderful place, with an absolutely unique atmosphere. I connected with this city a large number of happy memories, And I am very sorry that this is so. If the festival will move to any other city, it will be a completely different festival, And all I would need to start from scratch. I, as a member of the jury would be very sad to move to some other city, " said Meladze in conversation Latvian.
according to him, the probability that a " New wave " will remain in Jurmala still remains.
" I quite admit compromises, Because there is no 1st year went unchecked information about what the festival will move to some other city, but it was possible to find common ground, And the festival remained. I still hope for a miracle, " said Mr. Meladze.
in his vision, to find a way to undo the punishment against artists.
" Because, it seems to Me that artists are not more just to blame the citizens. And to close the access of artists to the public, which they will, I think, is wrong, " said the composer.
the contest of young singers " New wave " with participation of stars of the Russian And foreign music since 2002 is held in the Latvian city of Jurmala in July. This year, yesterday the opening contest of the Latvian foreign Ministry has included in the black list of " banned " in the country, persons: singers Joseph Kobzon, Oleg Gazmanov And singer Valery in connection with their statements about the events in Ukraine And position on the annexation of Crimea to Ukraine.
The leadership contest before the end of the current year will conclude about the new venue of the event, said Last news head competition, composer Igor Krutoy. On Thursday, deputies of the city Duma Kazan unanimously voted for the festival in this city. The mayor of the city Ilsur Metshin has made the initiative to build a really New " New wave " - from Europe to Asia, the crest of which would be in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan ". In the near future, appropriate treatment will be designed And targeted to the organizers of the competition.