The 2021 TUTAKA Festival of the Awakened was a chance to honor and commemorate the anniversary of the outbreak of the Belarusian social revolution, during which the hands of the murderous regime repeatedly stained themselves with Belarusian blood. But on the other hand, it was also the anniversary of the formation of a great nation. At a time when many of us doubted such a possibility at all, 2020 turned out to be a nation-building event that has already become "unstoppable."
The TUTAKA festival is not just about music. In addition to the musicians of the Belarusian revolution, we showcase Belarusian culture and art in its entirety.
In agreement with the Belarusian Cultural Council, the Festival was the "grande finale/postscript" of the "Belarusian Cultural Week." The Festival of all free Belarusians was an expression of our solidarity with Brothers and Sisters who remain in Belarus and are still counting on our support and solidarity.
Žyvie Biełaruś! Žyvie viečna i niachaj žyvie volna!
Friday and Saturday featured concerts on the main stage:
VERANIKA KRUHLOVA & VALERIA DELE
The musicians' performances were not the only highlight of the festival, however:
- discussions with guests on various issues of the Belarusian world
- meeting with authors
- lecture on herbs from Podlasie
- Belarusian horoscope
- painting your own T-shirts, Belarusian paper cut-outs, paper dolls, dance workshops are activities for children.