Venue: Registan Square
From 25 to 30 August 2017, Samarkand will be hosting the XI International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari 2017" at Registan Square.
Festival "Sharq Taronalari" is held in Uzbekistan every two years under the auspice of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports Affairs of the RUz, RUz MFA, National TV and Radio Company of Uzbekistan, Union of Composers of Uzbekistan and Khokimiyat (Mayor office) of Samarkand region.
The first festival "Sharq Taronalari" took place in 1997. It featured participation of music ensembles and performers from 31 countries. The VIII Festival 2011 was the most large-scaled one: with participation of music ensembles from over 50 countries.
The aim of Festival "Sharq Taronalari 2017" is a wide promotion of the national music art best achievements, preservation and development of people’s traditions. Besides, the festival contributes to further expansion of international relations in creative activity and strengthening of cooperation in cultural and spiritual fields.
A stage to welcome talented creative teams from all over the world will be installed in the open air at Registan Square surrounded on every side with splendid monuments of medieval architecture.