DSC_0215During the five days the International Music festival "Sharq Taronalari" that brought together the best artists in the world came to an end. While awarding the prizes the artists showed the peculiarities of their national music culture had a very strong feeling. We had an interview with them.


DSC__4963The tenth international music festival Sharq Taronalari (Oriental Melodies) completed in Samarkand on 30 August. This year’s festival, organized since 1997 on the initiative of President Islam Karimov, was attended by artists from 66 countries.


IMG_8520 On the eve of celebration Uzbekistan's independence, ancient Samarkand lives in a special atmosphere. These days there focused on the incredible creative energy of the most talented representatives of the art of music come here from all over the world.


IMG__8173Famous Georgian folk ensemble "Didgori" August 27, made ​​its first performance on the Registan Square. The group was established in 2003, its activity is mainly aimed at the revival of the ancient original Georgian folk traditions. 


DSC__0228Within the framework of the festival "Sharq taronalari" concert programs with the participation of foreign performers are held almost in all notable places. One of these concerts was held in the fascinating culture and recreation park "Shaboda", in mahalla "Chashma ", which will be remembered to me for a long time.

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IX International music festival “Sharq taronalari”

 International scientific conference on

“Musical Traditions of the Orient in the Context of Contemporary Culture”


August 26-28,2013,Samarkand

 Monday, August 26  


07.00 – 09.00


11.00 – 12.00


(conference hall of the  hotel “Registan Plaza”)


Acquintance with sightseeings of Samarkand

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 14.30

Registration of the participants of Conference

(conference hall of the  hotel “Registan Plaza”)

14.30 – 15.20

Opening Ceremony of the Conference

Chairman: professor Oqilhon Ibrohimov  (Uzbekistan)


Congratulation speech:

Adham Ikramov

The assistant of Prime Minister of Uzbekistan


Irina Bokova

Director of UNESCO

Minhojiddin Hojimatov

The Minister of Physical culture and sports of Uzbekistan


First meeting 


15.30 – 15.50



15.50 – 16.10




16.10 – 16.30



Oqilhon Ibrohimov  (Uzbekistan)

 Cosmologic aspects of makoms .


David Hebert (Norway)

New theories and methods of historical ethnomusicology.


Chariyar Jumaev (Turkmenistan)

Turkmenian traditions of gargi tuyduk and dutor in modern life

16.30 – 17.00





17.00 – 17.20





17.20 – 17.40




17.40 – 18.00

Irfan Zuberi (India)

Problems of study of Naad Saagar and South Asian music: registration and popularization


Abduvali Abdurashidov (Tadjikistan)

Problems of  names of maqoms in Shashmaqom: Buzruk or Buzurg?


Franki Raden (Indonesia)

Indonesian 3000 year-old music: traditions and modern

19.00 – 22.00


19.00 – 21.30

Program of Music Festival


Tuesday  August,27

07.00 – 09.00



Second meeting

(conference hall of the  hotel“Registan Plaza”)



10.00 – 10.20



10.20 – 10.40




10.40 – 11.00

Chairmanprofessor Arzu Azimova (Uzbekistan)


Saida Kosimhojaeva (Uzbekistan)

Music in education of Uzbekistan


Hertrud Maria Huber (Germany)

Pleasant sounds of Sytra-from traditional East to modern West 


Pak Hyun Jo (Korea)

Modernization  of traditional music

(on example of “Samulnori” )

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break


11.30 – 12.00



12.00 – 12.20



12.20 – 12.40


12.40 – 13.00


SaidaDaukeeva (Kazakhstan)

About  history of  performer of  Kazak kubiz


Arzu Azimova (Uzbekistan)

Study of semantics of some types of ancient music

 Mehmet Sabir Kargir (Afganistan)


Shandon Sabo (Hungary)

Research on Hungarian maqam

13.00 – 15.00


15.00 – 16.30

Acquintance with sightseeings of Samarkand

16.30 – 17.30

Accommadation of festival participants  on the marked places on Registan Square

19.00 – 20.30

Ceremony of solemn opening of the IX international music festival “Sharq Taronalari” on Registan square

21.00 – 22.30



Wednesday  August, 28

07.00 – 09.00



Third meeting

(conference hall of the  hotel “Registan Plaza”)




10.00 – 10.20





10.20 – 10.40



10.30 – 11.00

ChairmanSaida Daukeeva (Kazakstan)



Margarita Karatigina (Russia)

Methodic tasks of Eastern traditional music study (on an example of Moscow State P.I.Chaykovskiy conservatory)  


Elnara Mamadjanova (Uzbekistan)

Uzbek traditional music in era of digital technologies


Mahdi ibn Muhammad al-Talaat (Egypt)

Artistic performance of modern Arabian music



11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break





11.30 – 11.50



11.50 – 12.20




12.20 – 12.40



12.40 – 13.00



LalaGuseynova (Azerbajan)

Art of mukom in modern Azerbajan music

Shain Mustafaev (director of UNESCO National Central Asia Researches Institute)

Activity of  NCARI and its cultural heritage


Ulmas Rasulov (Uzbekistan)

Importance of Uzbek traditional performance  art


Sashar Zarif (Canada)

From tradition to modernity

13.00 – 15.00



Fourth meeting

(conference hall of the  hotel “Registan Plaza”)





15.00 – 15.20




15.20 – 15.00


15.40 – 16.00



15.00 – 16.30

ChairmanMargarita Karatigina (Russia)




Raziya Sirdibaeva(Kirgizstan)

Modern Kirgiz art of “Manas” poem, its continuation and development


Mun Hyun Suk (South Korea)


Shomurod Mustafaev (Uzbekistan)

Samarkand music education


Sayto Masatake (Japan)  

16.30 – 17.00

Coffee break

17.00 – 18.00


ChairmanOqilhon Ibrohimov (Uzbekistan)



Dina Ceyne  (Latvia), О.Toshmatova,

Z.Murodova, А.Zufarov,

N.Turgunova, G.Hudoev, I.Mirtolipova, U.Haydarov

End of the scientific  conference