Wild Mint Music? Balalike it!

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The arrival of summer in Russia brings open-air festivals. This year, the sixth annual Wild Mint summer festival of world music has attracted more than 50 musicians from 15 countries who are going to be on stage from June 7th till June 9th. The show is held in the cultural ethnographic complex Ethnomir, and annually visited by more than 10,000 spectacors. Music from all over the world is to be heard here: Balkan rollicking tunes, Celtic rhythms, various Russian melodies. Some of them are accompanied by foreign poetry, but most are authentic ones. RBTH presents several bands which are to participate in the Wild Mint Festival 2013. Enjoy the summer music and feel the summer spirit!


1. Yoki


3. Radikkl Beatz

4. Guru Groove Foundation

5. Osebo

6. The Melodies

7. Iva Nova

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