The folk-rock group Pesnyary was founded in Belarussia in 1969. Their repetoire is based on the Belarussian folklore music. The musicianss appoach to folkore is thorough, their skill to play various misic instruments and to improvice, the pure sound of their voices as well as their capabilities to perform songs of various peoples in the original language account for their continuous success with the public in all countries of the world.
After the great success of Pesnyary at the 10th anniversary MIDEM at Cannes, the group recieved an invitation fr the tour across the United States of America. The media called this tour «the Russian invasion at the Western rock front». The Washington Post wrote: «The group, which is very original , distinctive, musical with terrific voices, will find their admirers among the American youth by all means. The audience applauded standing at their feet».
During the last tour of Pesnyary in 1991 the American public got aquainted with their new programme, which was presented at the UNO in New York.
Pesnyary was the first group who got «The golden Disk» of the USSR for recording 10 long-playing records (the so-called «giants»), with an edition of approximately 12 million copies. The composer and guitar player Vladimir Muliavin has been the founder and constant leader of the group for 25 years.