Hymn to St. Sava sung in Rome
In the capital of Italy, Rome, on 30 January 2012, with the sounds of St. Sava anthem the manifestation "A month of Serbian culture in Rome" closed.
The Museum of Roman civilization was packed with visitors- in which during the past month the Italian audience had the opportunity to see our with cultural heritage, history, art, music and literature Serbia - Tonight has served as a stage to celebrate the day of the first Serbian educator.
Closing this important and, above all, very successful event, the Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac, said it was the best indicator good relations between Serbia and Italy.
"Even though Serbia and Italy are not bordering countries we believe Italy is a neighboring country with which we share system of values and that gives us unselfish support on our EU path," noted Sutanovac said in a statement to Tanjug news agency.
The minister added that they our artists along with the athletes who are winning medals today are our best representatives, "Our artists are our best ambassadors of Serbia and represent Serbia in the best light possible of what Serbia wants to achieve now at 21:00 when these even start and what it aspires to".
The main organizer and creator of the event, Ambassador of Serbia to Rome, Ana Hrustanovic said that the aim of this cultural event had been fulfilled, because the Museum of Roman civilization had in the previous month alone seen numerous visitors, primarily from general Italian public, including diplomatic corps, politicians and representatives of art.
"Our goal has been achieved- we have shown to a broad public what Serbian culture means and its development through centuries- of Vinca, more than 17 Roman Emperors were born in Serbia, of the Serb of and monasteries to modern Serbian culture", she said Hrustanovic in a statement to Tanjug news agency.
"The month of Serbian Culture" drew great attention of the Italian audience as the Director of the Museum Roman civilization Lukrecia Ungaro confirmed, which has got that you can say that provides an incentive to the co-operation with the U.S. Embassy Serbia and in the future continue.
"This event which once again proved how close the ties between Italy and Serbia and our civilizations are", cited Ungaro. Similar thoughts were shared by the City Assembly Adviser for Europe Tatjana Kuzik, one of the patrons of the event.
According to her, the end of the month of the Serbian culture is just the start of the co-operation with the Serbian embassy and its cultural community in Rome. "This is just the beginning which we hope to develop in the future", she said Kuzik.
At the end of the evening, Ambassador of Serbia expressed his thanks city Rome for the presentation Culture of Serbia in the capital city Italy. A concert of original music, which symbolically closed the event, while also marking the Day of Saint Sava, was performed by the group VED from Vranje, a hymn was sung by soprano Dragana Moles accompanied by an accordion player Boban Stefanovic.
In the past month seven exhibitions were organized in Rome, five of them showing the works of contemporary Serbian artists who live and work in Rome, and another two presenting the Serbian history and cultural heritage, under the title "Cyrillic" and "Serbian culture – a journey through the centuries".
The Italian audience have come to, among other things, see a copy of the White Angel fresco, then a copy of "Miroslav 's Gospel", a picture "A girl", replicas and artifacts from Viminacium site, Sirmium, Lepenski Vir and Vinca, the Serbian national dress, embroidery ...
In the heart Rome listened to and Serbian original music, were held concerts of the guitarist Tibor Tepic ensemble and Taj from Novi Sad. was held at the Public class Serbian language and promoted books " Andjela ‘s game" by Ljiljana Habjanovic - Djurovic. The Month of Serbian culture in Rome is part of the project "Art and Culture of Eastern Europe in Rome", which was organized by the Secretariat for Culture and historical center for cultura.