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Sharq Taronalari Academic Conference

Botschaft Usbekistan, September 1, 2015

The international academic conference entitled “Community of Musical Culture of the Peoples of the East” has taken place in Samarkand within the frameworks of the 10th Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival.

It was attended by art historians, culture specialists, scientists, historians, experts, artists and composers from countries such as Uzbekistan, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania, Hungary, Israel, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, as well as representatives of international organizations.

Minister of Culture and Sports of Uzbekistan Bahodir Ahmedov, Assistant Director General of UNESCO Eric Falt and others noted that the International Music Festival “Sharq Taronalari”, organized at the initiative of President Islam Karimov, serves for the advancement of cultural relations between the peoples, the revival and popularization of classical songs and melodies.

Held every time the festival takes place, the scientific conferences contribute to the study and promotion of the history, traditions and identity of the musical art of diverse peoples of the world.

The purpose of this conference that is directed at addressing the community of musical culture of the East is the study of evolution stages of music of different countries, analysis of their similarities and thereby the consolidation of friendship bonds between peoples.

“Uzbekistan’s noble endeavors aimed at promoting the music art, studying and propagating the national music and preserving it for future generations are worthy of high evaluation, and for that we are grateful to President Islam Karimov,” said Eric Falt, Assistant Director General of UNESCO. “Pearls of the Uzbek music art – Shashmaqom, Katta ashula – are included in UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The essence and significance of the international music festival “Sharq Taronalari” are in tune with the objectives of UNESCO. Therefore, our organization supports this forum.”

At the international conference participants exchanged expertise and experience on research works conducted by academics and art historians for learning the musicology and source studies of the East, along with the musical culture of different peoples. They stressed the need for further development of mutual cooperation among scholars on this front.

“Located in the heart of the Great Silk Road, Uzbekistan played an important role in the spread of musical art in the world,” said President of the International Association of Music Art “Min-On” (Japan) Hiroyasu Kobayashi. “Once again we have seen this during today’s international forum that brought together musicologists from many countries. The conference facilitates the study of similarities in the arts of different peoples, consolidation of their impact on bolstering the friendship between and among them.”

The specialists noted the special role of Uzbekistan – one of the centers of ancient civilization – in the development and spread of musical culture in the East. Also underscored were the outcomes of attention paid in our country to the promotion of national musical arts, preservation of classical songs and melodies.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Adham Ikramov delivered a speech at the conference.

Source: IA "Jahon"


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