Monday, 24 April 2017

Russia / Republic of Tatarstan - Чак - Чак



We are happy to have completed the video before our upcoming holidays. The children learned this song about 6 weeks ago and since then they sing it day in and day out at school. They really enjoyed the work in the recording studio, showing off dresses, being actors and actresses in our makeshift film-studio (we had to film inside since it was still very cold and unpleasant outside) and of course eating loads of chak-chak.
Chak-chak is the traditional sweet of Tatarstan which is deep fried dough rolled in honey. We attempted to represent the hybrid of Russian and Tatar culture of the region as well as our very special flair as an international school by including different musical styles, the 3 main languages spoken by our students and relating to a range of local and international fairytales. We feel extremely privileged to be part of this fantastic event and looking forward to a lot more fun to come.

88 comments:

  1. Oh, how ever so cool.
    What a show! So much fun!

    I love this entry and I'm happy you found your way into our project.
    How could we have done without Tatarstan before?

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  2. Brilliant!
    What a great story, from the girl falling asleep, to the wonderful birch trees and the fabulous costumes!
    And the song too - it just makes me want to taste the chak-chak for myself!

    Fantastic entry! Best wishes from Scotland.

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  3. Pupils from Scotland25 April 2017 at 13:06

    We really liked this - especially when Harry Potter waved his wand and the chak-chak appeared!

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  4. Шикарно!!!

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  5. Wow, this is awesome!

    I'm just grin from ear to ear whole video!
    Now I want to taste chak-chak!

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  6. Wow!!! it's cool!!! :)...

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  7. This is a good idea! There are three languages that to show brotherhood of cultures!

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  8. Great idea to show integrity values of future world which has to be built and supported by new generation. Special thanks to young actors and actresses for talented multicultural work and funny way of representing chak chak as a Tatarstan brand

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  9. Очень круто! Молодцы!

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  10. Well done guys, what You glorify Tatarstan! Keep it up. We are with You

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  11. Looks tasty!I want to try this delicious chak chak!

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  12. Please recipe for chak chak :)

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  13. Cool video)))Great idea)))Super guys))) Chak-chak forever)))

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  14. The video is of very good quality, it adequately represents our Republic - tolerant and with a warm sunny spirit. Сatchy melody gracefully combines ethnic tunes and modern style. Beatifull talanted children are placed in the interesting scenery. Centuries-old household objects, traditional garments speak in favor of safekeeping of national traditions. It's a brilliant creative work of teachers and pupils. Good job!

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  15. Isla from Scotland27 April 2017 at 12:57

    I have never tried chak chak before looks yummy!!! :)

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  16. Sam from Scotland27 April 2017 at 13:03

    I like your song about the chak chak

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  17. Thomas & James27 April 2017 at 13:10

    I liked Harry Potter

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  18. Joseph from Scotland27 April 2017 at 13:10

    Great song well done

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  19. A wonderful entry from the Russians. I wish to taste chak-chak too. I loved your entry especially the tree-house which we do not have in Malta.
    Wish you the best of luck in the voting.

    Maria Antoinette Magro
    Malta

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  20. Ronnie from Scotland27 April 2017 at 13:22

    Good mega good ULTRA good i really liked the song

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  21. Max from Scotland27 April 2017 at 13:23

    I liked Harry Potter and the chak chak

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    1. Jeremy Bonello

      I love your video so much

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  23. Здорово!!! Горд своими земляками! Срочно бегу в магазин за чак-чаком ))

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  24. Breat job you made me hungry for chak chak too

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  25. great job you made me hungry for chak chak too
    good luck with the voting
    Chayenne Abela
    malta

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  26. I am so hungry and the part where the girl said the ingredients Im impressed.

    Ismail Demir
    Malta

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  27. very cute video you made me hungry and I would love to eat some chalk-chalk

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  28. Wow!a nice video and a nice song I want to taste some chak-chak too😆
    Wish you all the best
    Mackenzie tabone Camilleri
    Malta

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  29. I really want to taste the chak- chak. It is a nice video

    Wayne Spiteri

    Malta

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  30. I like to taste chak chak.Very nice video.
    Yovana
    Malta

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  31. Волшебная песня, великолепные дети! супер! И рецепт чак-чака пропела милая девочка на татарском языке! удачи!

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  32. A very cool song and you are so bright. It is raining outside but you brought sunshine to my room:) Good luck!
    Ingrid from Estonia

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  33. Yak yak seems really good nice song and nice costumes

    Mariah abdilla
    Malta

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  34. oh,it so much fun. Keep it up.

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  35. Very cool video, our kids are the best. Chak-chak delicious and sweet treat

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  36. Chuck Chuck =) well done children!

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  37. very nice and you guys made me hungry for some chalk-chalk
    good luck for the voting
    Kristina Zammit
    Malta

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  38. Hello Russia!
    Your video is full of good ideas!
    We love the song and ...... chalk-chalk;)
    Good luck
    from
    Team Austria

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  39. Amazing!!! It's a great job! How talented your students are and what a nice idea to represent your country in this way!

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  40. Fantastic!!! I love your song!!! You did the great work, good of you!!!

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  41. Great job!!! Interesting and creative!!!

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  42. Fantastic! Talented kids! Good luck from Turkey

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  43. Alsu Yalaltdinova1 May 2017 at 20:45

    Chak-chak is wonderful!!!! Everyone should try it! Great work, kids and teachers! Respect, admire, appreciate!

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  44. Great idea! Talented kids from different countries demonstrate their unity and respect to the host country culture. Best wishes!

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  45. Good song and clip))) kids enjoy and spread the joy out. Chak-chak is indeed so tasty! Good luck!

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  46. Очень жизнерадостная песня! Молодцы ребята и взрослые! Много юмора, много позитива! Желаю Вам дальнейших успехов!

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  47. Integration21st Century2 May 2017 at 08:31

    This is amazing! So inspiring and talanted! Great job of kids and teachers! Thank you for creativity and unique combination of cultural aspects and sence of humour!

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  48. We loved your song....So strange and different from our culture! Awesome!Good luck!

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  49. rhune from belgium2 May 2017 at 17:24

    i like this song.

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  50. Hailey from Scotland2 May 2017 at 22:02

    loved it

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  51. your sweets look yummie! good song!! Laurin. Germany

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  52. Berre from Belgium3 May 2017 at 17:01

    Nice song!! Good luck!!

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  53. These kids are awesome! Spreading national cohesion, fun and chak-chak to the world))) I'm in love with this song!

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  54. Max from Scotland3 May 2017 at 20:28

    I liked Harry Potter and the chak chak

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  55. I like the song very much, you sing very well. I want to taste chak chak!! Moira from Kassel Germany

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  56. Lale from Germany5 May 2017 at 12:48

    I find the video cool. The sweets look tasty.

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  57. Delia from belgium5 May 2017 at 17:27

    the song is so creative i love it

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  58. I love this song!!!!! CHAK CHAK

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  59. The idea is very good!
    And the kids are sweet!

    good luck! from germany:D

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  60. The rhythm of your song i like very Welle. Mr. Jogurt, Germany.

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  61. The girl in the red is cute!
    Hungary

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  62. It's so cute!
    Hungary

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  63. I like it! This video is very nice! Hungary

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  64. I like this song!!!so nice way to find out about traditional food of Tatarstan! Good idea!
    Alexander International school of Helsinborg,Sweden

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  65. This is very good..good luck..from Greece.

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  66. We really think it is so cute when they sing!
    Greeting from Aland islands

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  67. I like it!!! It was nice to find out about traditional food!Good idea!!!
    Alexander, international school of Helsingborg,Sweden

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  68. Pupils from Serbia11 May 2017 at 08:53

    We like your beautiful costumes and the theme of your song. Fairytales are very important part of our childhood. We would like to taste chak chak.

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  69. It is so nice song especially for kids.

    Armenia

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  70. It's very amazing song. I think that chak-chak is very delicious food. GOOD JOB.

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  71. I loved this song! So funny and creative! All the best from the Netherlands.

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  72. So nice! You can do magical things! Maybe You can win like a wizard! 😉

    Good luck and all the best from The Netherlands, Jan & Laurens

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  74. god video!Andrea,Norway

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  75. Nice song Russia

    Jacek,Norway

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  76. Good video.

    Jakob,Norway

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  77. Good song!

    Veslemøy , Norway

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