On the 17th and 18th of August, the First Festival of Chanson in Odessa will take place on the playground of the Summer Theater "Morvokzal". The most popular performers of the chanson in Ukraine will host a holiday for all Odessa citizens and guests of the city.
On the first day of the festival, a solo concert will be presented by Garik Krichevsky, a Lviv bard and a religious chansonier. All texts of Krichevsky's songs are written by him. Krichevsky wears black and dresses in the style of Eros Ramazotti: a jacket - respect for the viewers, leather pants - they are practical and do not scratch at all.
Hits "Kievan", "Pryvokzalnaya", "Christmas tree", "Calendar fall", "Mila", "Clouds", "Fogs", "It has Porsche Cayenne" are popular among several generations. The amazing tone of the voice of Krichevsky, sincerity and simplicity of life can conquer even a very prejudiced audience.
Chanson is a separate genre in contemporary culture. He is not subject to any law, rules and style. This direction at all times went from the depths of the experiences of the social crisis in society. Songs in the style of chanson are imbued with honesty and relevance of the moment. The basis of the chanson lies the confession from the very depths of the human soul. The music of these songs is not woven "vignette of virtuosos and conceptualism", everything is simple and natural. Chanson, by right, can be attributed to modern and truly folk art. Most often, the chansonier is not conservative musicians, but in professionalism and popularity they are not inferior to classical and variety musicians.