Permanent leader and inspirer of ‘Uzbegim Yoshlari’ group Lutfiya Ruzibaeva has turned 75 this year. She continues to invest her soul and strength in young talents. Many novice artists dream to get into her group.
This is not surprising. After all, the Uzbegim Yoshlari group has traveled to more than 20 countries. In different parts of the world the group represents the rich culture of our country. One of the striking examples is the Great Silk Road project, within which the group almost traveled this historic route. In countries from China to Spain, our artists introduced locals to the Uzbek traditional music and dance. The audience got fascinated with the bright and distinctive costumes of the performers.
It should be noted that all of the concerts, which this year has amounted more than 80, the group conducts for free. Sharing her experience and knowledge with young people Lutfiya Ruzibaeva asks them to be well-disciplined, respect elders and strive for success in their activities. It is barely possible to count lucky young people got trained by this caring and responsive mentor. Many have already started their professional career. For example, 17 people became winners of the Nihol State Award, 20 received the Zulfiya Prize, five were awarded the title of Honored Artist, and two were decorated with Shuhrat medal.
“These and other achievements of my students are my greatest reward. After all, not everything in this life is measured by money,” Lutfiya Ruzibaeva says. “I think if about 200 people across the country get united into one group, committed to creativity, they do not spend time in vain – it brings benefit to the society. I am glad that I can contribute to the upbringing of young people.”
To this day, the head of the group continues to discover the talented young people in the most remote corners of the country. But, of course, in many cases the young people come themselves. This year casting has involved about 200 people, of which only seven are sel ected to join the group.
“I do not be mistaken if I say that for all members of the Uzbegim Yoshlari the group turned a second family, and Lutfiya opa is our second mother. She taught us a lot, she cultivated in us good manners, and we are all grateful to her for this,” said the winner of Nihol State Award Mashhurbek Raimdjanov. “Of course, we have plenty of teachers in our lives, but she is special. place. Many well-known pop stars got trained in our group. I think it a great success that I got in this team, because it gave me the opportunity to grow professionally, to represent Uzbek art outside of our country.”
The group performs on various stages, from the celebrations in commemoration of the Independence Day and Navruz to the concerts in Muruvvat and Sahovat Homes. The next concert The Great Silk Road will be held on December 16 at the Turkistan Palace in Tashkent.
The concert will be started with bright and energetic performance of 40 doira players. The program will also include the new numbers from the group repertoire: Gypsy and Kalinka dances, arias, and much more. Uzbegim Yoshlari will perform its signature program, which is presented in Uzbekistan and abroad – the traditional art of different regions of Uzbekistan.
Participation of Uzbekistan pop stars is also expected in the concert. A highlight of the concert will be the performance of 16-year-old Dildora fr om Navoi, who 10 years ago got in a car accident and unable to walk for many years. She will sing her author song, showing the audience the healing properties of music. ‘Navoterapiya’ (Music therapy) is one of the projects of Lutfiya Ruzibaeva, which helps to recover sick children.
Performing in different countries, the group not only demonstrates the Uzbek art, but also enriches its repertoire with dances and songs of different nations. The bright illustration of this will be the Azerbaijani songs and dances, the result of a recent trip to Azerbaijan. The group participants will also perform English, French, Italian and American songs. In short, what makes the group famous – a variety of genres and styles.