Roof of the World festival (Bam-i Dunya)

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Country and Region TajikistanGorno-Badakhshan
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Khorog, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
Festival Description

The Roof of the World festival (Bam-i Dunya) is a cultural festival of folk music and dance of Central Asia. The annual event is organized by local and international organizations active in Tajikistan. The international participants represent the countries of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. The programming includes performances, exhibitions promoting sustainability of natural resources, artisans from the participating countries, and documentaries about Central Asian people and the region. The aim of the festival is to encourage cultural tourism.

Festival Dates July 31 - August 26, 2010

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Article and Reviews:
  • “The Roof of the World” festival opens in Khorog (The Times of Central Asia, July 25, 2009)


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