Famous singer, People's Artist of Russia Oleg Pogudin performed at the Russian Centre in Brussels with a big concert. To his own guitar accompaniment, he sang the most famous, deepest, soulful, strong, wise and light songs of Bulat Okudzhava.
In her welcoming speech, the head of the Russian Centre Vera Bunina said that a special evening awaits the audience. 95 years ago, Bulat Okudzhava was born and we celebrate this wonderful event with a concert of a great performer - Oleg Pogudin.
Okudzhava’s songs, at first glance such sincere and unpretentious, are hard for many artists. Okudzhava was so sensitive to the sound that he seemed to be able to hear and convey the breath of others. Nature also fully awarded Oleg Pogudin with the talent to feel the breath of the audience.
The concert turned out to be very sincere and emotional. The audience applauded for so long that Pogudin had to encore twice.
And at the end of the evening, Vera Bunina hinted that next year the RCSC would like to invite Pogudin to perform the songs of Alexander Vertinsky. Pogudin promised to think about it.