International Music Festival Melodies of the East (Sharq Taronalari)
|Country and Region||Uzbekistan — Samarkand|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Samarkand, Samarkand, Uzbekistan|
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International Music Festival «Sharq Taronalari»
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, 2009|