April 1-2, in the village of Barda of the Perm Krai, a regional folklore festival-contest “Zhyakhyarlyare Hulk” (“Pearls of the people”) dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the scholar, folklorist, poet, social activist of R. F. Yagafarov. The commemorative event is organized by the administration of the governor of the Perm region and Bardymsky municipal district, the regional national-cultural autonomy of the PermTatars, executive committee of the World Congress of Tatars and the NGO “Cultural Center of Tatars and Bashkirs of the Bardymsky district”. Help in organizing and conducting the contest to be rendered by the Republican Center of Traditional Culture of Tatarstan, Institute of Language, Literature and Art after G. Ibragimov, the Writers’ Union of Cinematographers and the Republic of Tatarstan as well as family of the scholar, writer and public figure.
The two-day program according to organizers will include direct competition for individual performers and groups in the categories: folk compositions, vocal art, folklore (prose, poetry, story) as well as within the festival – competition will be held a regional contest of video and photo slides themed “Life and Work of R.F. Yagafarov “dedicated to the Year of Russian cinema.