Boysun Spring Folklore Festival (Boysun Bahori)

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Country and Region UzbekistanSurkhandarya
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Boysun, Surkhandarya, Uzbekistan
Festival Contact Information

Boysun Bahori
2, Mustakillik maidoni
700029 Tashkent
Phone: (998 71) 139-44-51
Fax: (998 71) 139-46-86

Festival Description

The Festival takes place in an open-air theatre set against a spectacular backdrop of mountain ranges. It is open to participants from all Central Asian countries and includes contests for folklore groups, musicians, signers, dancers, traditional bards, handicrafts, traditional sports and games, and a fashion contest using national fabrics.

Begun as a local civil society initiative with the support of some eminent musicians, folklore specialists and businessmen this festival obtained the support of the Mayor of Boysun, the Ministry of Culture and the President’s Office of Uzbekistan and UNESCO.

Festival Dates May 15 - 17, 2008

Other Sources:

  • Uzbekistan: Musical Spring in Boysun, by Rustambek Abdullaev (Dangerous Travels - Endagered Cultures, October 28, 2008)


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