Sharq Taronalari Music Festival (Xalqaro Musiqa Festivali)

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Country and Region UzbekistanSamarkand
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Festival Contact Information

International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari"
2, Uygur Street
100011 Tashkent
Republic of Uzbekistan
Phone: (998 71)1445652
Fax: (998 71) 1441354

Festival Description

Deemed one of the world’s most important festivals of Asian music, the Sharq Taronalari Festival takes place every two years, attracting the finest professional musicians from all over the world. The competition, founded in 1997, is sponsored by UNESCO to bring together people through the beauty of classical Oriental music.

By a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic Uzbekistan (#132 March 11 1997) they announced the launching of the International Music Festival “Sharq Taronalari”. The event was created in order to popularize the unique national music and all folklore genres of eastern countries by—promotion of conservation and the development of national musical traditions; education among the young generation; as well as further strengthen friendship ties between peoples; create the circle of creative cooperation, cultural and spiritual relations on the international level.

Festival Dates August 25 - 30, 2013
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