An unusual performance took place in front of the Consulate General of Sweden in St. Petersburg. Soloists of the youth orchestra of national instruments “Terema” performed the songs of the ABBA group on balalaikas. This was reported to RIA Novosti by the conductor “Teremov” Andrey Dolgov.
The musicians protested against the cancellation of the concert of a local band in Sweden because of the balalaikas in its composition.
Södra bergens balalaikor has been banned from performing at a concert in Uppsala.
“It hurt us a little, because music is an eternal art,” Dolgov said. Music should be out of time and out of politics. And Russian folk instruments are part of the world heritage, the youth orchestra is sure.
Six soloists of “Teremov” performed on balalaikas the hits of the Swedish group ABBA – “Dancing Queen” and “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”.