A 9-year-old Yaroslav Hasanov from Turkmenistan took part at the X International Charity Festival “White Cane”, organized with the support of the fund of Diana Gurtskaya “At the Call of the Heart”. The festival is held annually on the eve of the International Day of the White Cane, a symbol of the blind man, which is celebrated on October 15.
On the stage of the State Kremlin Palace, Yaroslav sang a duet with Russian TV host Dmitriy Guberniyev (“The coward does not play hockey”), performed the song “The Solar Circle” together with the Domisolka children’s music theater.
Annually, the “White Cane” Festival gathers gifted children not only from different cities of Russia, but also from Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Every year the number of participants increases, and the geography expands.
“It is very important to give these children an opportunity to feel that they are not alone, to offer a hand, to give unique talents the opportunity to show themselves. I had a dream to make a festival, and we did it thanks to the support of many good people,” the festival organizer, Honored Artist of Russia Diana Gurtskaya, said.
In his official address to the festival participants, the President of the Russian Federation appreciated its significant contribution to the development of children and youth creativity, as well as support of beginning artists.
This year, a number of Russian pop stars, including Zara, Igor Nikolaev, Kristina Orbakaite, Mark Tishman, Ruslan Alekhno and others, were the guests of the anniversary festival
It is worth to note that, over the years of the foundation of the International Festival “White Cane”, famous stars Jose Carreras, Goran Bregovich, as well as Iosif Kobzon, Galina Vishnevskaya performed with children on the stage.