Preparations Active for the International Music Festival

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June 11, 2015

Preparations Active for the International Music Festival

Preparation_ActiveThe National Press Center of Uzbekistan has hosted a press conference to discuss the forthcoming 10th Sharq Taronalari (Melodies of the East) International Music Festival.

Speaking at the meeting, the executive director of the 10th Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival T.Mahmudov and others noted that this international forum organized under the initiative of President 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.

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.

Participants of the press conference discussed organizational aspects of the festival and the efforts being undertaken on this front. These 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.

At the press conference journalists obtained corresponding answers to the questions they raised.