The Oscar Jazz band from Moscow, Russia, overwhelmed and enchanted the Delhiites at a colourful function held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi on January 11, 2018. The function was jointly organised with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India to celebrate the traditional Russian Orthodox Christmas and Russian Old New Year.
The cultural extravaganza was attended by a cross section of Delhi’s cultural elite, diplomats, Russian compatriots, artists, educationists, students, media people and others. Dignitaries such as Mr. Anatoli Kargapolov, Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, Major Dalbir Singh, Co-President, International Organisation “Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia”, Prof. Ramadhikari Kumar, President, Indian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (INDAPRYAL), Mr. Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, and others.
The Oscar Band had already given a splendid performance at the RCSC in New Delhi during their earlier visit on January 14, 2015.
The stirring performance of the Russian vocal and instrumental music group which appeared in a variety of genres and diverse style gave priority to jazz. The items presented included sons in Russian, English, Spanish, Italian and Hindi. The popular song originally sung by Nazia Hassan “Disco Deevaney” presented thrilled and excited the audience who followed the rhythm and music in great appreciation. The vibrant movements of the vocalist in harmony with his energetic song easily won the hearts and minds of the gathering in the Ambassador Kadakin Red Hall of the RCSC packed to its capacity. The audience often gave standing ovation in immense adoration to the wonderful and brilliant performance of the artists.
The Oscar Jazz Band and Show-Ballet Dolce Vita have in its arsenal a large number of musical and thematic programmes. Credited with performing on events of different genres, the team participates in festivals and city concerts. The artists are the winners and participants of various national and international jazz, pop festivals, and competitions, particularly the all-Russian Competition of Jazz Art “New Names”, participants of the Moscow International Festival “Jazz at the Hermitage Garden”, JaZZ Festivals “Manor” and “New Wave