Krutushka Ethnic Festival

Krutushka is an ethnic and folk music festival, staged since 2009 in the village of Krutushka near Kazan. The festival usually lasts from one to three days. The festival is accompanied by a local crafts fair, some exhibitions, and lessons in carving, baking, pottery, playing the mouth harp or the kurai. The music played on stage can be anything from Buryat hard rock to Finno-Ugric folk, from African chants to Irish polka.

Numerous people are drawn to this festival not only due to its music and entertainment programme but also heartfelt atmosphere on the riverbank of Kazanka, surrounded by forest and Blue Lakes. A small field camp is arranged near the festival area where songs are heard till morning.