A brilliant concert by Folk Group “Lubo-Milo” from Moscow, Russia, organised to celebrate the Russian Orthodox Christmas and Old New Year at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on January 12, 2019, immensely impressed the Delhi audience.
Dignitaries such as Prof. Sabra Habib (Retd.) from the University of Lucknow, Major Dalbir Singh, Co-President, International Organisation “Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia”, Prof. Ramadhikari, Kumar, President, INDAPRYAL, Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, and others were present.
An elite gathering attended the colourful event presented by the group of Russian vocal and instrumental music group. The splendid items presented included «Moscow Nights», «Kalinka», «Katusha», «Cossack Songs» and other Russian Folk Songs.
The group «Lubo-Milo» is a prize-winner of the Russian and International competitions. The head of the ensemble (meaning pleasure and delight) is Ekaterina Brinchugova. The group was established in 2014 by professional musicians – graduates from the leading musical universities, including the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Schnitke Moscow State Institute of Music and Moscow State Art and Culture University. During its existence, the group proved itself in Russia and foreign countries, touring in Greece, Ireland, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Montenegro, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Lebanon, France and Serbia.
The versatility of the high-level performances has made the ensemble one of the leading groups in the folk genre. Along with the well-known Russian repertoire, «Lubo-Milo» prepared a colourful show accompanied by traditional Russian costumes.
While the folk and lyrical songs showed warmth and emotions, the vigorous dance songs present the Russian dash and a big Russian heart. The group brought some contemporary elements to the traditional songs, at the same time preserving its original sounds. The musicians captured the viewer’s imagination by virtuoso performing skills when playing a variety of instruments like concertina, accordion, balalaika and guitar.