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02.09.2015

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.

01.09.2015

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.

30.08.2015

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.

29.08.2015

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. 

29.08.2015

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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Samarkand - the center of attraction for all concert spectacles  30.08.2015 02:02

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. About 400 artists from about 70 countries gathered by X International Music Festival "Sharq taronalari" highlight their stunning vocal and performance data.Since then, the festival has gained wide popularity and become one of the most prestigious forums of musical art, and the interest in it is growing year after year. In addition, the fact that it is recognized as the biggest music festival of the East and under the patronage of UNESCO shows the prestige and the importance of this international musical event. Interesting in its own way and a full program of the festival, it represents the diversity of the traditional vocal and dance art of the peoples of Uzbekistan. Festivals are not only held on the main stage of the competition - in the historic complex "Registan", but in the recreation parks of Samarkand, as well as in parts of the region, where there will be concert programs of participants of the international festival, masters of art and artistic groups.

Impressions of guests and participants of the festival Ashik Scharoun, musician (Pakistan ) group " Surur"
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This is my first visit to Uzbekistan. I like the people here, the weather is nice, very beautiful places. Samarkand - is one of the best places I have visited. Uzbek music is very rich. We visited several musical educational institutions, was pleasantly surprised by attention given to this sphere. For us, Samarkand is the center of attraction of all the concert shows. I came to participate in the festival having heard from the embassy of Uzbekistan in Pakistan. Our group is "Surur." We are five musicians, including strings, drums and me, a violinist. Festival "Sharq taronalari" collects the most creative people from all over the world, and we are honored to participate in such a grandiose event.

Ilana Eliya, musician (Israel) group "Ilana Eliya"


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-I came from Israel. For the first time in Uzbekistan, on arrival immediately felt a special national coloring. For us it is a great honor to visit Uzbekistan, this festival is very important for each of us. Uzbekistan is the first country that united a multitude of people of different national cultures, keeping the ancient flavor. There preserved ancient customs and traditions, which is of great interest to your country. This festival is very popular in Israel. Many musicians would like to participate in it. Every day the contestants’ performances fills majestic arches of Registan square with new unique melodies and tunes. Running from the heart, conveying the full depth of the philosophy of the peoples of the world, regardless of language, they invariably cause an enthusiastic applause from the audience. In the evening concerts of participants from competitive platforms smoothly moves in the lobby of hotels, where they are located.      In addition, here there is great international show of improvisation – by voice and music!

Asal Kholmatova
Photo: Madina NURMAN
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