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The 2015 ATTA Sabantuy festivities began on a Friday night at the Bina, where the ATTA hosted a musical concert featuring both the ATTA singing group and visiting Tatar musical artists. The concert commemorated the past 10 years of the Ay Bılbılım singing group under the direction of musical director Dilare Capanoglu, with the group performing new renditions and old favorites. Afterwards, the full house was treated to stirring performances by visiting artists Ferit Fayzrakhmanov, Musa Malikov, and international star Venera Ganieva.
Dinner and desserts were prepared under the guidance of famous Tatar chef Rezeda Khusainova, who made her second ATTA appearance this year.
The next day at Sabantuy saw over 150 members, guests and friends gather to celebrate and enjoy everyone’s favorite Tatar holiday together as a community. The program featured amazing musical performances by our esteemed guest artists and the ATTA’s own Ay Bilbilim group, delicious BBQ food and drinks, and many games and activities for kids and adults.
Aside from the performers and Rezeda hanim, special guests included Robert Galiullin, Tatarstan trade representative based in Washington D.C. and Oleg Slepov, trade representative from the Russian Federation.
Venera Ganieva delivered Sabantuy greetings from Tatarstan president Rustam Minnikhanov, and Musa Malikov, who lives in Germany, delivered a special greeting from the organization, Tatarlar Deutschland.