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Ashamaka and the Nart bonfire: Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Caucasian War was commemorated in Abkhazia
On May 21, Abkhazia commemorated the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Caucasian War. On this day, events and sports competitions were held in Sukhum dedicated to the memory of the Abkhazians who died and suffered as a result of the events of the middle of the 19th century.
Mussa Ekzekov addressed the Abkhaz-Abaza (Abaza), Ubykh and fraternal peoples of the Caucasus on the 158th anniversary of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Caucasian War.
"We have no right to forget that tragic period and this memory should help us better understand what is happening to build a bright future. It is important that our people, relying on historical memory, look to the future with an understanding of the importance of consolidation. "
The Local branch of the WAC in the village of Baslakhu organized a meeting of schoolchildren with Eric Mikaya
As part of the work with the Local branches, the employees of the WAC, together with the actor, producer, director, public figure Eric Mikaya, visited the school in the village of Baslakhu. At the invitation of the teachers of the school, an event was organized aimed at high school students and this year’s graduates. The key topic of the meeting was "Personal way to achieve the goal". The topic revealed for the children the creative stages of Eric Mikaya's life, professional rise and accumulated experience in personal development.
Eric tried to give advice to schoolchildren that even today it is worth paying special attention to the distribution of their forces and the choice of life guidelines.
A master class on public speaking was also given, during which the students read Eric Mikaya's poems.
Ruslana Torua, a Russian language and literature teacher, composed a dedication to the guest and asked him to read it himself.
In a warm friendly atmosphere, the idea of another meeting was born, namely, inviting children to Eric Mikaya’s solo concert on June 3 at the Russian Drama Theater.
Pupils and teachers of the Baslakhu school expressed their sincere gratitude for the excellent opportunity to talk about important things and for the format chosen by the organizers.
The WAC thanks ABNILOS represented by director Vitaly Datikovich Leyba for cooperation.
Commemorative event dedicated to the 125th anniversary of Anatoly Genko was held in St. Petersburg
A commemorative event dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Caucasian scholar Anatoly Genko was held at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) in St. Petersburg on Thursday, May 19. Anatoly Genko, an outstanding linguist, ethnographer, folklorist, historian, one of the leading experts on the languages and cultures of the peoples of the Caucasus, headed the Caucasus Department within this museum.
Making of the Abkhazian memorial candle of ashamaka
Children from the art section of the Ochamchira boarding school were shown the film "Abkhazian song".
In continuation of the "Amazara" project a documentary film "Abkhazian song" directed by Madina Argun was shown for children from the art section of the boarding school in Ochamchira.
Based on the results of the showing, young viewers presented their vision of the plots and characters of musical works in the form of drawings. An exhibition of children's art works will be held in Ochamchira on May 26, 2022. In order to put this idea into practice, a lecture was also organized for students of the Ochamchira boarding school, so that children could feel more comprehensively the images and heroism of the Abkhazian folk songs.
The next stage of the action will be a film screening for children at the Fine Arts Studio in Pitsunda, where, following the results of May 27, 2022, an exhibition of children's drawings will also be held.
The action will complete with a joint exhibition of the best works on June 1, 2022 in the capital of Abkhazia.
Abkhazian folk songs: the fourth video of the “Amazara” project
As part of the "Amazara" project of the World Abaza Congress and the ANO "Alashara", another film was made about the intangible heritage of the Abkhazians and Abaza. It is dedicated to the Abkhazian song. The director and screenwriter of the film was the Honored Artist of Abkhazia, head of the Samson Chanba Abkhazian Drama Theater Madina Argun.
Teams of fraternal peoples: preparations are underway for the second "Иaрбан? Иаба? Ианба?" game.
The WAC is preparing to hold the second game of the television intellectual project "Иaрбан? Иаба? Ианба?" Teams from Abkhazia and KChR, as well as the organizers of the project, held a Skype session to know each other and discuss preparations for the upcoming game.
Language as a key to the history of the people: a lecture on the Abkhaz language was held at the WAC office
The Sukhum office of the WAC held an open lecture "The Abkhaz language is the oldest source in the study of the history of the people". The lecture was held by the historian Dzhambul Indzhgiya.
Songs of Abkhazians: the "Amazara" project of the WAC presented the fourth video on intangible heritage
A new documentary film about the Abkhazian song continued the "Amazara" project of the WAC and the ANO "Alashara" about the intangible heritage of the Abkhaz-Abaza people. The filmmakers told the WAC information portal about the making of the film and the working process.