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SAMARKAND – CROSSROAD OF CULTURES

posted 3 Apr 2019, 07:56 by Webmaster Ambasciata   [ updated 3 Apr 2019, 07:57 ]

Samarkand - is one of the most ancient and world - famous cities. By its age, Samarkand can be compared to such ancient cities as Rome, Athens, and Babylon. In 2007 Samarkand celebrated its 2750 - year anniversary. 
Samarkand which is included into the World Heritage List of UNESCO can doubtlessly be called as the "Pearl of the East". Standing on the crossroad of the Great Silk Road, it took and preserved until present times the culture, art and unique architecture of the ancient world civilizations. 

Historical monuments of Samarkand impress contemporaries by their beauty and greatness. 

On one of these unique monuments of architecture - Registan square - every biennium between 25th and 30th of August International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" ("Melodies of Orient") is held on regularly organized under the patronage of UNESCO. 







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. 




The first International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" ("Melodies of Orient") took place in 1997 at which participated musical groups and performers from 31 different countries. Today it became one of the most popular and famous festivals not only in Central Asia but also abroad. The bright evidence to this is that year after year not only the number and the artistic level of participants are increasing, but also geographical range of participating countries is widened. 

Thus, at the 10th International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" that was held on in 2015, participants from more then 65 countries attended the event. 

It became a good tradition to undertake international scientific conferences, devoted to particular aspects of music, at which participate scientists and scholars from all over the world. 

Each Festival, that was held on in Samarkand is unique and exclusive. 

Il XII Festival internazionale musicale "Sharq Taronalari" "Melodie dell'Oriente"

posted 3 Apr 2019, 07:39 by Webmaster Ambasciata   [ updated 3 Apr 2019, 08:30 ]

Il XII Festival internazionale musicale "Sharq Taronalari"

"Melodie dell'Oriente"

25/26 - 30 agosto 2019

Il festival si svolge a Samarcanda nella terza decade di agosto, ogni due anni.

Il Festival è organizzato e diretto dal Ministero della Cultura della Repubblica dell'Uzbekistan.

Ed ha lo scopo di

-rafforzare i legami di amicizia, promuovere la pace nel mondo, la convivenza e l'armonia tra i popoli;

-sviluppare e accrescere il significato dell'arte musicale delle nazioni orientali;

-valorizzare le tradizioni dell'arte musicale dell'Uzbekistan e di altre nazioni,

-preservare le tradizioni artistiche musicali dei paesi orientali, per sviluppare il dialogo culturale;

-attuare gli studi e le ricerche scientifiche nell'ambito dell’arte musicale tradizionale delle nazioni orientali;

-scambiare le esperienze e organizzazione di tavole rotonde, presentazioni e workshop;

-rafforzare la cooperazione.


Il Festival consiste di seguenti principali concorsi e convegni:

-Concorso internazionale "Per la migliore performance";

-Convegno scientifico - teorico sul tema "Prospettive per lo sviluppo dell'arte musicale tradizionale dei popoli dell'est";

-Programmi dei concerti nei giardini, nelle sale musicali ed in altri luoghi della città di Samarcanda;

-Premiazione dei vincitori dei concorsi e dei concerti di gala;

Inoltre, durante il Festival verranno organizzati incontri creativi, programmi speciali come la conferenza scientifica ela conferenza stampa, le tavole rotonde, i workshop, le presentazioni ed i master class.

Tutte le spese locali in Uzbekistan (pasti, alloggio e trasporto) saranno coperte dall'organizzatore.

Concorso "Per la migliore performance"

Gruppi musicali professionisti e solisti di vari paesi possono partecipare al concorso del Festival.

Ai gruppi musicali è richiesto di non avere più di 6 persone sul palco.

La durata dell'esecuzione del programma degli artisti durante la competizione non dovrebbe essere superiore ai 20 minuti.

I candidati devono compilare la domande di partecipazione (application form) del candidato allegando i loro materiali ed i programmi di esecuzione attraverso il sito web del comitato organizzatore www.sharq-taronalari.uz fino al 20 aprile 2019.

Le domande saranno esaminate da specialisti qualificati e il comitato di selezione annuncerà l'elenco dei partecipanti, che saranno invitati al Festival entro il 20 maggio 2019.

Le domande di partecipazione saranno accettate solo in uzbeco, inglese o russo.

La giuria internazionale

Per valutare le prestazioni dei partecipanti al concorso, il Comitato Organizzatore formerà una giuria internazionale composta da sette persone.

Specialisti altamente qualificati, figure di spicco della cultura e dell'arte, scienziati, ricercatori, professionisti e rappresentanti dei paesi partecipanti sono invitati allo staff della giuria internazionale.

La giuria internazionale valuterà le prestazioni dei partecipanti in queste due nomine (nomination):

-Musica e canzoni tradizionali professionali;

-Musica moderna o canzoni, con degli arrangiamenti di musica/motivi tradizionali.

Il principale criterio di valutazione sono le caratteristiche tradizionali vividi, cioè le abilità ad alte prestazioni e la cultura di scena.

Il Comitato Organizzatore non si assume responsabilità per la valutazione e l'assegnazione dei premi da parte dei membri della giuria.

I Premi del Festival

I vincitori del concorso saranno premiati dal Comitato Organizzatore con diplomi, statuette e premi in denaro nei seguenti importi:

Gran Premio - 10 000 USD;

1 ° posto (in ciascuna nomination) 2 х 5 000 - 10 000 USD;

2 ° posto (in ciascuna nomination) 2 х 3 500 - 7 000 USD;

3 ° posto (in ciascuna nomination) 2 х 2 000 - 4 000 USD;


Secondo la decisione della giuria internazionale, il Grand Prix non verrà assegnato se nessun candidato sarà stato scelto.

Secondo la decisione della giuria internazionale, solo il Grand Prix non sarà diviso. I premi in denaro per il 1 °, 2 ° e 3 ° posto possono essere divisi.

I vincitori della competizione possono partecipare al concerto della cerimonia di chiusura.

I partecipanti che vincono il riconoscimento di organizzatori, associazioni creative, fondi, altre organizzazioni indipendenti e fan in nomination come "Il partecipante più giovane", "Il miglior partecipante riconosciuto dai fan" e altre nomination saranno premiati con un diploma speciale e un premio in denaro per un importo di 500 USD.

Ogni partecipante al festival riceverà un certificato di partecipante attivo del Festival Internazionale Musicale Sharq Taronalari.

I Diritti dell'Organizzatore

L'organizzatore ha i seguenti diritti:

-Rilasciare dei permessi per la trasmissione di spettacoli dei partecipanti al festival e la trasmissione ad altre organizzazioni;

-Condurre il festival, e produrre e distribuire tutti i tipi di audio, video, e altri materiale preparati dopo l'evento;

-Utilizzare i materiali inviati al Comitato Organizzatore che desiderano partecipare nel Festival per gli scopi pubblicitari;

-Attirare dei professionisti di fama mondiale e figure di spicco del mondo dell’arte al Festival.

Ogni partecipante al festival deve avere la propria assicurazione sanitaria.


Indirizzo del comitato organizzatore:

100022, Str. Toshbuloq 8-AB, Yakkasaroy dist. Tashkent, Repubblica dell'Uzbekistan,

Ministero della Cultura della Repubblica Uzbekistan

Direzione del Festival Internazionale Musicale "Sharq Taronalari".

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

Sito Web: www.sharq-taronalari.uz

E-mail: info@sharq-taronalari.uz

Order of participation of International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" ("Melodies of Orient") 26*-30 August, 2019

posted 3 Apr 2019, 03:38 by Webmaster Ambasciata


Order of participation of International Music Festival

 "Sharq Taronalari" ("Melodies of Orient")
26*-30 August, 2019

 

Main Goals and Objectives

 


The following points are the main purposes of International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" ("Orient Melodies"):

-      showing the unique spirit and image, as well as peculiarity of the oriental melodies;

-      strengthen bonds of friendship, to promote world peace, friendship and harmony among nations;

-       developing and increase the significance of musical art of the oriental nations;

-      enhance the traditions of musical art of Uzbekistan and other nations, to have close scientific and creative contacts and cooperation with them;

-      preserving the musical art traditions of the Eastern countries, to develop cultural dialogue;

-      implementing scientific studies and researches in the sphere of traditional musical art of the Eastern nations co-operationally;

-      exchange of experiences and organize roundtable discussions, presentations and workshops.

The festival is held in Samarkand in the third decade of August biannually.

The Festival is organized and conducted by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

The main arrangements of the festival

    -  International competition “For the best performance”;

    -  Scientific - theoretical conference in theme "Perspectives for the development of traditional musical art of the peoples of the East";

    -  Concert programs at gardens, halls and other venues of Samarkand city;

    -  Awarding Ceremony of competition winners and Gala-Concert;


        Also, creative meetings, special program as the form of scientific and press conference, panel and roundtable discussions, presentation and master classes will be organized during the Festival.


        All local expenses in Uzbekistan (meals, accommodation and transportation) will be covered by the organizer.


Competition “For the best performance”


Professional music groups, as well as soloists from every country may take part in the Festival competition.
The music groups is required to have no more 6 people on the stage.


The duration of performing program’s of the performers during the competition should not be more than 20 minutes.


Applicants should fill in special applicant’s form attaching their materials and performing programs through the Organizing Committee’s website www.sharq-taronalari.uz till May 1st, 2019.


Applications will be reviewed by qualified specialists and the selection committee will announce the list of participants, who will be invited to the Festival till 15th May, 2019.


Application and information will be accepted only in uzbek, english and russian languages.

  

International Jury


To assess performances of the competition participants, the Organizing Committee shall form an International jury of seven people.

Highly qualified specialists, prominent art and culture figures, scientists, researchers, practitioners, as well as relevant representatives from participating countries are invited to the staff of the International Jury.

 

The International jury will assess the performance of participants according to two directions:

-  Professional Traditional Music and song;

-  Modern music or songs, which are created on the traditional way.

The main criterion of evaluation are vivid traditional features, meaning, high performance skill and stage culture.

The Organizing Committee does not take responsibility for the evaluation and awarding of the jury members.

 

Awards of the Festival

Winners of the competition shall be awarded by the Organizing Committee with diplomas, statuettes and prize money in the following amounts:

Grand Prix – 10 000 USD;

1st place (in each direction) 2 х 5 000 - 10 000 USD;

2nd place (in each direction) 2 х 3 500 - 7 000 USD;

3rd place (in each direction) 2 х 2 000 - 4 000 USD;

 

According to the decision of the International jury, Grand Prix shall not be awarded if no candidate is determined.

According to the decision of the International jury, only Grand Prix will not be divided. Cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places can be divided.

Winners of the competition may participate to the concert of closing ceremony.

Participants who win the recognition of the organizers, creative associations, funds, other independent organizations and fans in nominations such as The youngest participant”, The best participant recognized by fans” and other nominations shall be awarded with special diploma and a cash prize at the amount of 500 USD.

Each participant of the festival will receive a certificate of active participant of International Music Festival Sharq Taronalari.

 

Rights of the Organizer

The organizer has the following rights:

Issue permits for broadcasting performances of the festival participants and broadcasting to other organizations;

Conduct the festival, and to produce and distribute all types of audio, video, print and other products prepared following the event;

Use materials submitted to the Organizing Committee who wish to participate in the Festival for advertisement purposes;

Attract world-class professionals and art figures to the festival.

 

Each participant of the festival must have his/her own health insurance.


M.PENDZYA: "SHARQ TARONALARI" WILL ALLOW US TO BECOME BETTER ACQUAINTED WITH TRADITIONS OF UZBEKISTAN'S PEOPLE"

posted 14 Jul 2015, 06:57 by Webmaster Ambasciata

M.PENDZYA: "SHARQ TARONALARI" WILL ALLOW US TO BECOME BETTER ACQUAINTED WITH TRADITIONS OF UZBEKISTAN'S PEOPLE"

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.
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- 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. 

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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. 

 

HAPPINESS - TO SING SONGS IN REGISTAN

posted 14 Jul 2015, 06:52 by Webmaster Ambasciata


HAPPINESS - TO SING SONGS IN REGISTAN  

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.
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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".
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B.BAZYLJANOV: "FESTIVAL "SHARQ TARONALARI" IS ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS EVENTS IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC"

posted 2 Jul 2015, 09:24 by Webmaster Ambasciata

B.BAZYLJANOV: "FESTIVAL "SHARQ TARONALARI" IS ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS EVENTS IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC"  29.06.2015 10:53

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.
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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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THE MUSIC FORUM ON THE WAY TO CONSOLIDATE FRIENDSHIP AND CULTURAL BONDS AMONG PEOPLES

posted 2 Jul 2015, 09:22 by Webmaster Ambasciata

THE MUSIC FORUM ON THE WAY TO CONSOLIDATE FRIENDSHIP AND CULTURAL BONDS AMONG PEOPLES  24.06.2015 14:38

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. 

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“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”.

 

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Samarkand prepares for the International music festival "Sharq Taronalari"

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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.

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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.

 

 

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