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posted 14 Jul 2015, 06:57 by Webmaster Ambasciata


13.07.2015 11:35

International Music Festival "Sharq taronalari" will be held in Samarkand at the end of August this year, which has already become traditional musical forum. Artists from around the world come to this festival of music for the tenth time.


In this regard, the correspondent of IA "Jahon" in Warsaw, talked with the head of the Song and Dance Ensemble of Helm land (Poland) Mariola Pendzya about upcoming cultural event.

- First of all I would like to thank you for the invitation to this great anniversary festival, - she said. - Participation in the contest is a unique opportunity to become better acquainted with the traditions and peculiarities of the multinational people of Uzbekistan. In addition, we will demonstrate Polish culture in all its diversity.

We would like to emphasize that for me as the leader of the ensemble is also important that the participation in this solemn and world-famous music festival in Samarkand will help to raise the prestige of our team.

The Tenth Festival Anticipated to Be ‘Out of the Ordinary’

posted 14 Jul 2015, 06:55 by Webmaster Ambasciata

The Tenth Festival Anticipated to Be ‘Out of the Ordinary’

12.07.2015 16:00

The process of preparations for the 10th Sharq Taronalari (Melodies of the East) International Music Festival has been discussed at a press conference in Samarkand. 

The event participants included the members of the National Commission for the preparations and conduct of the festival as well as the regional working group. It was noted that the forum of art initiated by the President of our country and traditionally held since 1997 once in two years has turned into one of the world’s most prestigious cultural events. 

The head of the information service of the festival S.Ostonov, executive director of the Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival T.Mahmudov, executive secretary of the National Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan for UNESCO Affairs A.Ikromov, chairman of the creative association “Tasviriy Oyina” I.Latipov and others presented data on the works in progress to prepare for the gala event. 


Owing to the fact that every festival is held at a high organizational level, the number of culture and art figures willing to take part in the Sharq Taronalari forum has been growing consistently. During the first festival, representatives of 31 countries demonstrated their art at the Registan Square, while this time around 320 participants are expected to arrive from 65 nations. Representatives of Portugal, Mauritius, Bhutan, Costa-Rica, Mali, Peru, and Ecuador are anticipated to attend the festival for the first time. 

As the festive event is held under the auspices of UNESCO, it has become a good tradition that the chief of the Organization attends the occasion. In particular, the UNESCO Secretary General Irina Bokova took part in the 2013 festival. 

“The festival program is to include also a scientific-practical conference entitled “The Community of Music Culture of the Peoples of the East”,” says Professor Rustambek Abdullaev, director of the conference, doctor of arts. “To date, academics from 15 countries have expressed desire to take part in the science event designed to examine the stages of development in the Eastern traditional music and its role in the world musical art. The program of the conference is getting ready.” 

The occasion participants also were presented with information on the course of preparations for meeting the guests in Samarkand, their accommodation in hotels, provision of quality modern services for them, as well as the construction and beautification works carried out to this end. 

The journalists received answers to the questions they raised at the press conference. 



posted 14 Jul 2015, 06:52 by Webmaster Ambasciata


11.07.2015 11:41

This year the international music festival "Sharq taronalari" will be held for the tenth time. Organized at the initiative of President Islam Karimov, the music forum promotes music and art, through the unification of the musical art of different nations and peoples, peace and friendship. High spirit and prestige of the festival present inspiration to workers of musical art, contribute to the development of their creativity.
UzA correspondents contacted over the Internet with foreign artists participated in the festival in previous years, asked their opinions.
Rashmi Agarwal, leader of group "Sufi music", winner of the Grand Prix of the IX International Music Festival "Sharq taronalari" (India):
- The international music festival "Sharq taronalari" every artist, presenting the best examples of their national music, is fighting for the top prize. We had a chance to become the winners of this prestigious music competition, and we were happy to go home with our heads held high.
There are not enough words to describe the beautiful impressions received during the festival in Uzbekistan. Having familiarized with the culture and art of your people, we realized that there is no accident that festival "Sharq taronalari" held in Uzbekistan. The people of Uzbekistan can be proud of its rich history, hospitality, polished by centuries traditions and values, surprising the world unique art of architecture and unique national dishes.
Our group often recalls the days spent in Uzbekistan. Sing the song at the legendary Registan square - the dream of any artist. We are pleased to have been honored with such happiness.
On this occasion, we once again thank the initiator of this beautiful and unique festival - the President of Uzbekistan, the organizers of the international forum. We dream to sing again on the beautiful scene of the legendary Registan.
Zhung Miho, artist of group "Sorihyun Gayageum Byungchangdan" (South Korea):
- We are proud that our group two years ago, participated in this musical forum which has worldwide importance. We are honored - to sing on the same stage with world-renowned representatives of the arts, to compete with them. Our group thoroughly prepare for the festival, has developed a special program that presented to art lovers.
Unlike other festivals, "Shark Taronalari" distinguished by its uniqueness. It is noteworthy that high level conditions created for the hundreds of participants of the festival. This high attention of the leadership of Uzbekistan to the musicians inspired us, strengthened the love in our hearts to your people, the President of the country.
Walking down the streets of Samarkand, talking to people, we have seen that young people in your country who are fluent in foreign languages, especially English. Happy citizens of Uzbekistan, smiles on their faces show indicates their satisfaction with life, well-maintained country, the welfare of the people.
During their participation in the international music festival "Sharq taronalari" we were delighted with mastery of the Uzbek youth. We witnessed that Uzbekistan pays great attention to the development of education in the arts, support of young artists and their full promotion. We sincerely envy the youth of Uzbekistan, for which created such conditions.
South Korea and Uzbekistan are bound by ties of friendship and cooperation based on mutual respect and trust. Our countries are actively cooperating in the fields of culture and the arts. This is evidenced by the regular participation of South Korean actors in such prestigious cultural forum as an international music festival "Sharq taronalari".
IA "Jahon


posted 2 Jul 2015, 09:24 by Webmaster Ambasciata


Jubilee X International Music Festival "Sharq taronalari", which will be held in Samarkand in August 2015, is a public interest in the Kazakh community and creative teams. Currently this country an application for participation in the tender filed more than 5 bands.


Young performers, who managed to convince the selection committee in its satisfaction as the International Festival in Samarkand, was the great promise from Kazakhstan dombra player, soloist of the Kazakh State Philharmonic named after Jambyl B.Bazyljanov.
Despite his young age, he is one of the recognized artists of Kazakh folk songs, and winner of many international competitions held in Russia, Israel, Austria and other countries.
Reporter of Information Agency "Jahon" talked with B.Bazyljanov, who shared their experiences and expectations related to the upcoming participation in the X International Music Festival "Sharq taronalari":
- It is gratifying to note that at the present stage of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan reached a new qualitative level. This contributes to the established between the leaders of our two countries trusting dialogue.
Festival "Sharq taronalari" is one of the most prestigious events in the world of music, art and culture. The format of the competition allows you to show the national music and performing traditions of the countries and peoples of the world. The fact of holding it in the ancient city of Samarkand on the famous "Registan" makes this festival unique.
For more than 20 years since the founding of his attended numerous performers of world renown. Of course, the opportunity to speak in this competition is one of the secret desires of many artists.
As a child in school I read a lot about Samarkand, preserved in the city of magnificent architectural monuments that showcase common history, culture and traditions of the Uzbek and Kazakh peoples.
I would also like to emphasize that the music is not limited to national borders or language barriers. It affects the delicate strings of the soul, and thus opens the way to a man's heart, calls for peace, kindness and mercy.
Organization and holding of the International Festival "Sharq taronalari" in the historic capital of the East - Samarkand further increases the effect of creative music, contributing to the establishment of a bridge between the past, present and future.
I hope to adequately represent at the festival's history, culture and traditions of Kazakh people.

Uzbekistan- Samarkand to host 10th International music festival ” Sharq Taronalari” in August 2015

posted 2 Jul 2015, 09:23 by Webmaster Ambasciata

Uzbekistan- Samarkand to host 10th International music festival ” Sharq Taronalari” in August 2015  25.06.2015 13:03

International Music Festival “Sharq Taronalari” (“Melodies of Orient”) is one of the biggest festivals in Central Asia. The main aims and objectives of the festival are to popularize widely the best achievements of national music art, to preserve and develop great traditions of people, to encourage talents in musical and vocal sphere, as well as to spread in further international creative ties, to strengthen cultural-spiritual cooperation, to praise peace, friendship and ideas of mutual sympathetic.

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In Samarkand which is included into the World Heritage List of UNESCO, on one unique monuments of architecture – Registan square – every biennium between 25th and 30st of August International Music Festival “Sharq Taronalari” (“Melodies of Orient”) is held on regularly organized under the patronage of UNESCO.

 This international forum organized under the initiative of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov serves for the development of cultural bonds among peoples, for the consolidation of friendship, peace and harmony. Important factors in this are the universal values, high moral spirituality and national traditions embodied into the fundamentals of the Sharq Taronalari Festival.

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The festival has found its worthwhile place in the range of prominent world music forums. A bright confirmation to this fact is the holding of this event under the auspices of UNESCO as well as the ever growing interest and attention to this of countries, international organizations, celebrity musicians and artists. Thus, if the first festival held in 1997 attracted representatives of 31 nations, signers and musicians from 53 countries took part in this major music occasion in 2013. This year around, representatives of more than 60 states are expected to participate in this art festival.

 10th International Music Festival of “Sharq Taronalari” will be held from 25 to 30 August, 2015.


Uzbekistan. Samarkand. International Music Festival Sharq Taronalari_4These days, active preparation works are underway to organize meeting of guests, hold concert programs at a high level. For the forum to prove eventful, tours around Tashkent, Samarkand are also projected, along with visits to education institutions and historical monuments, exhibitions of national handicrafts, of visual and applied arts, as well as the organization of artistic meetings and master classes.

The festival program is also going to include an academic conference to discuss the community of musical culture of the peoples of the East.


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posted 2 Jul 2015, 09:22 by Webmaster Ambasciata


This year, the Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival is going to be held for the tenth time. The forum organized at the initiative of President Islam Karimov serves for the development of arts and culture as well as for the cohesion by means of arts of representatives of diverse nations and ethnic groups, cementing peace and friendship among peoples. The spirit and prestige of the festival inspire its participants and facilitates the promotion of creativity

UzA reporters have inquired into the opinions of some foreign participants of previous festivals. 

Talike Jelle, Madagascar: 

“Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival is a colorful and distinct forum of arts. I am infinitely happy to have had an opportunity to take part in it and present my creativity at the festival in 2011 and 2013. 

“I made a lot of friends at the event. I exchanged experience with them, got scores of interesting information and discovered new things for myself. I feel very glad that I had a chance during the festival to get representatives of various people familiar with the national arts of Madagascar. The spectators listened and watched our melodies and songs with great delight. It was a great pleasure and honor for me to perform at the prestigious festival, when the melodies of my country aired around the magnificent Registan Square. 


“Sharq Taronalari Festival provides with a unique opportunity, which allows for talented musicians fr om diverse nations of the world to get together at one stage, establish dialogue and secure international and interethnic harmony and cohesion. By means of developing mutual cultural and friendship ties among peoples, the festival facilitates the consolidation of peace and stability on our planet. 

I have taken part in many other music festivals. I used to present my program at them and return home at once. But it was not the case with Samarkand, because no one wanted to leave the ancient city once the festival was over. At the Afrosiyob Hotel, we – all the participants of the music forum – sang and played melodies till the midnight. I will not forget those beautiful and charming moments. They afforded me strength, inspiration, and I reflected my emotions and impressions in my songs. The festival served as a great impetus for my creative research and for numerous new songs. 

“I admired the attention that President Islam Karimov pays to the promotion of the sphere of arts and his care for the creative people. All walks of life have been advancing in Uzbekistan dynamically, including arts and culture. The distinctive art of this people are the melodies and songs bewitching the soul, the exciting dances are suggestive of the high level of Uzbek culture. 
“I was deeply touched by the nobleness, generosity, hospitality and sincerity of the Uzbek people. Boundless love for the Motherland and pride for her are reflected in the faces and eyes of your compatriots like in the mirror. 

“Uzbekistan is a country with rich culture. The unique historic monuments and architectural complexes are a symbol of immeasurable potential and talent of your great ancestors. I recall very often this wonderful country, the legendary Samarkand, look through the photos made in Uzbekistan over and over again. 

I dream of becoming again a participant of the world-renowned international music festival Sharq Taronalari and thus see the splendid Uzbekistan one more time.” 

Mahide Lein, chief of the agency Ahoi Аrtists and Еvents, Germany: 

“I work as manager of musicians, dancers and artists. In Germany, I specialize in the organization of music festivals. 

“It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that the international music festival Sharq Taronalari has become part of my life, the essence of creativity. I take part in it along with artists from different countries. At the festival in 2013 we participated with the youth group Lanaya from North Africa and Brazil. Our ensemble won the first place at the 9th International Music Festival Sharq Taronalari. 

“The festival’s distinctive feature is that it provides for an opportunity for a period of week to get familiar with the arts and culture of various countries of the world, to exchange views and experience with hundreds of musicians and specialists of the sphere. The seminars and trainings organized within it facilitate the elevation of professional mastery. 

“I have attended festivals like this held in many countries. But I have never seen such a magnificent and inimitable stage like that at the Sharq Taronalari in Samarkand, such hospitality, respect and reverence. Special emphasis is placed on the design of the stage with decorations of the festival, on the use of state-of-the-art lightening devices, which gives a festive spirit and environment. Also, I paid attention to the high aesthetic taste of spectators and aficionados of the Sharq Taronalari Music Festival. 

“The Uzbek melodies that embody the beauty and clarity of the human soul, the exciting and electrifying national dances are designated a special place in the world music art. This traditional festival that calls on people to beauty, kindness and humanism, serves the propaganda, popularization and development of the musical heritage of the peoples of the world. Year after year, the number of participants of the festival has been rising, indicating the growth in its eminence and prestige around the globe. 

“There are myriads of music directions throughout the world that need to be preserved. Thus we seek to synthesize the national melodies with modern musical trends. 

“There few cities like those in Uzbekistan, wh ere the ancient history and modernity are combined harmonically. Everyone is fascinated by the unique architecture of the Registan Square in Samarkand, by inscriptions on madrassa walls, which embody a whole mysterious world”.



Samarkand prepares for the International music festival "Sharq Taronalari"

posted 2 Jul 2015, 09:20 by Webmaster Ambasciata

Samarkand prepares for the International music festival "Sharq Taronalari"  19.06.2015 12:07

Samarkand will host the tenth international music festival "Sharq Taronalari" in late August, on the eve of the 24th anniversary of independence of Uzbekistan.

The festival program includes competitions in such areas as traditional vocal - competition for the best performance of folk songs, traditional instrumental music - competition for the best performance of the national melodies of the peoples of the world and their interpretation in contemporary music.


Traditionally, the festival will include workshops, round tables, conferences, as well as art and music exhibitions.

Work on the design of the city in the spirit of the festival, the preparation of the hotels, mount of the main stage on the Registan square, repair and improvement of recreation parks "Sogdiana", "Yoshlik", amphitheatre "Mujiza", and other preparatory work has already started on a full scale.

For recent years, the festival has gained wide popularity and was included in the prestigious international forums of musical art, and the popularity is growing year by year. The fact that it is recognized as the largest music festival of the East and passes under the auspices of UNESCO speaks of its high political and spiritual value.

Recall that the history of the International music festival "Sharq Taronalari" began in 1997, when at the initiative of the head of state the music of different Nations of the world for the first time sounded under the arches of the square. Then the festival was attended by creative teams and performers from 31 countries. The number of participants has been increasing year by year. In 2013 the festival was attended by representatives of 56 countries.





posted 2 Jul 2015, 09:18 by Webmaster Ambasciata


Regulation of the International Music Festival
"Sharq Taronalari" ("Melodies of Orient")
August 25-30, 2015 Samarkand city, Uzbekistan



Main Goals and Objectives

- popularization the best achievements of national music arts;
- preservation and development great folklore traditions;
- bring up young generation to love excellence;
- further expansion of international relations in the field of art, glorifying the ideas of peace, friendship, mutual understanding;
- further strengthening of mutual cultural and spiritual cooperation.

Organizers of the Festival

Ministry of Cultural and Sports Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
Samarkand Regional Municipality.
Concert Association "UZBEKNAVO";
National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan;
Union of Composers of Uzbekistan;


Festival Arrangements

Competition on the best performance of a national song and instrumental music;
Scientific - theoretical conference;
Сoncert programs at gardens, halls and other venues of Samarkand city;
Awarding Ceremony and Gala-Concert.
Excursion for participants of the Festival on sights of Samarkand city.

The music groups or solo singer and musicians may participate in the festival competition. The group from each country should contain up to 6 people. All expenses in Uzbekistan (accommodation, food and local transportation) will be covered by the Festival Directorate. Double room accommodations in hotels will be provided (upon the participants request single rooms may be provided for additional payment).

Other performers-participants are also welcome at their own expenses.


“Best Performance of a National Song and Instrumental Music” Competition

Professional and amateur art groups, as well as soloists may take part in the competition.

The music program should include the following directions:

- Folk musical arts (music or song);
- Traditional classic music;
- Modern national music songs and instrumental music.

The following materials are to be submitted by the applicant till April 1, 2015 to the Organizing Committee to e-mail addressinfo@sharqtaronalari.uz

 -         Festival Application Form (Application Form in WORD format);

-         Video and audio materials;

-         Information about the art group or soloist (not exceeding 300 words);

-         Photos of art group or a performer (for publications).

Total duration of the music program should not exceed 15 minutes.

The Festival Selection Committee will give feedback on the received applications by April 15, 2015.

Every participant must bring their national flag (size 1m x 2m).


International Jury

The International Jury will be formed to judge the competition.
The bright national characteristics, pithiness, high level of performing skill of singers, the Oriental dressing and artistic skills on the stage are the main criteria of the evaluation of jury.

The Organizing Committee is not responsible for the grades or awards given by the Jury members to the festival participants.


The following awards are established by the Festival Organizing Committee for the winners of the Competition.

  • Grand Prix -US$10,000
  • The first prize (2) - US $ 7,000 for each
  • The second prize (2) - US$ 5,000 for each
  • The third prize (2) - US$ 3,000 for each

Art Associations, Funds, International and other organizations may establish their own special prizes. 

All participants of the Competition will be awarded with special diplomas.


Organizer's Rights

  1. The exclusive right to broadcast or permit others to broadcast the performance of the festival events.
  2. The exclusive right to produce and distribute (without paying any fees to participants and guests of the festival) all types of festival audio and video materials of the festival participants, printed and other kind of products produced during the festival events and its follow-up.
  3. The exclusive right to use for promotional purposes some of the subsidiary materials sent by applicants to the Festival Directorate.
  4. Requesting from every participant to have his/her own medical insurance policies.



Above the Festival will be organised International Scientific and Theoretical Conference.

Theme of conferance: "Community of Musical Culture of Peoples of the Orient"

The Conference Participants should present texts of reports or detailed theses (not less than 300 words) and other materials in advance to the Festival Directorate by June 1, 2015 to e-mail address conference@sharqtaronalari.uz.

The Festival Selection Committee will give feedback on the topics presented for the Conference by June 15, 2015.

The working languages of the conference are Uzbek, English and Russian.


Address of organizing committee:
100022, Str. Hamza Umarov 8-B, Yakkasaroy dist. Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan,

Ministry of Cultural and Sports Affairs,
Directorate of the International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari".

Tel.: (998 71) 2506133, (998 95) 1442545

Website: www.sharqtaronalari.uz
E-mail: info@sharqtaronalari.uz

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