Jazzman Igor Butman told on Koktebel Jazz Party, which received a letter from the U.S. Department of state, where he was not encouraged to go to the Festival, According to the musician, He wrote an appeal to President Barack Obama And also plans to write to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
in mid-August, the Ministry of culture of Ukraine has informed that the Ukrainian authorities banned the entry of the workers of culture of foreign countries who will attend the Festival Koktebel Jazz Party. The founder of the festival of Russian TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev heads these statements of Kiev, Recalling that the Festival was founded back in 2003, when the Crimea was from Ukraine.
on Sunday in Koktebel Butman said that this man, in addition to Russian, there is also an American passport, for this reason, the U.S. state Department sent him a letter in which he recommended the musician not to go to Crimea.
"The day before yesterday I wrote to President Obama, I Wish you to write a letter to Pyotr Mikhailovich Poroshenko. Because, first, I think, because it (the ban) is wrong, it's not a business (for the artists), it is a passion And our love for this music. We cannot fail to meet with the audience. We can't not go. And the music is above politics, it's stated Mr. Petro Poroshenko in 2007 when We were in the winery, " said Butman correspondents in Koktebel festival Koktebel Jazz Party on Sunday.
The musician added that at the event, Poroshenko said " wonderful words ", " declare that the musicians are not in English, not in Russian, not in Ukrainian And not in French. They claim in the language of jazz. And that we can reconcile in some degree only the art. And jazz is the most, in General, such an art is progressive, And unpredictable, but it's very good And very good ". Butman wished success to the festival "jazz Koktebel" near Odessa. He added that if he gets invited, then He will go on tour to Ukraine.
Koktebel Jazz Party will be held from 28 to 30 August. 3 days on the Crimean coast sounds in total, more than one hundred jazz compositions leading internationally renowned artists. In the sky above the festival will show their mastery of the best glider pilots in the country, starting with the legendary Klementyev's mountain. Will end the Festival on Sunday the Grand final and world JamSession participants of the festival with the leading jazz performers on direct teleconference from tel Aviv.
The festival provides And extensive educational program. On a special stage located within the home-Museum of the famous poet Maximilian Voloshin, are lectures that are read by the Creator of the author's lecture courses, as well as among them in the history of music of the twentieth century, journalist And cultural commentator Pavel Surkov.
Koktebel Jazz Party is an annual international jazz Festival. The festival began As a private initiative of its founder - known journalist Dmitry Kiselev. Small Crimean village gave the name to the festival, which has taken pride of place in the list of jazz events. According to organizers, the Festival has turned in Koktebel " jazz Mecca ".