The 50th anniversary of one of the most important events in recent U.S. history will take place in autumn 2013. On November 22, 1963 at 12:30 PM in Dallas, Texas, people heard three shots, two of which stopped the life of President John F. Kennedy. According to the official version, the murder was committed by 24-year-old Lee Harvey Oswald. In June 1962, Oswald returned from the Soviet Union, where he had lived two and a half years in Minsk. He married and his first child was born in the capital of the Belarusian SSR.
In 1161 Belarusian saint Euphrasinia, mother superior of Polack Convent, ordered to a famous Polack master Lazar Bohsa (Bohsa is probably his second name, a short form of Bohuslau), a cross for the holy relics which were sent to her from Jerusalem and Constantinople. Such an important task was carried out under a close personal supervision of Euphrasinia, who is even considered to be the author of a draft for the cross.
We continue a number of articles about the musical culture and traditions of Belarusians. Today would like to present you the Belarusian folk-modern band "Palac", which takes most of its texts from Belarusian folklore.