These days preparation for the X International Music Festival “Sharq taronalari” in Samarkand is in full swing. And this is happening not only in Uzbekistan – foreign participants of the upcoming festival are also preparing for performances and anxiously await their arrival in our country.
Representatives of the Republic of Korea, which this year will demonstrate their skills at the Registan Square, are actively rehearsing and selecting compositions and costumes for performances.
Correspondent of Information Agency “Jahon” in Seoul, spoke with members of the South Korean delegation and asked their expectations for the upcoming event.
Moon Hyung Suk, head of the delegation, the Secretary General of the International Organization of folklore:
– For 20 years, I have repeatedly participated in the international festival “Sharq taronalari”, presenting a lot of Korean creative teams in the beautiful city of Samarkand. By participating in such events, one can discover new pages of rich history and culture of the Uzbek people, find new friends, share experiences and ideas.
It is a great honor to once again take part in this international music festival. We have prepared an interesting program with music creative group Poong Ryu. I hope that their performance will appeal to everyone. In turn, I will be glad to get acquainted with the musical culture of other countries participating in this festival.
I would like to emphasize once again that the tradition of holding such a prestigious musical forum is noble goals, such as strengthening the ties of friendship and cooperation between peoples.
Lee Chong Hwa, director of the dance group Poong Ryu:
– We are very pleased to have been involved in such a grand festival as “Shark taronalari” along with representatives from 54 countries.
Such festivals allow viewers to see the choirs from all over the world, including the Republic of Korea.
Taking this opportunity, we wish all the contestants good luck and a nice stay on this ancient land.