II International Bakhshi Art Festival starts in Nukus
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - Currently, the city of Nukus lives in anticipation of the bakhshi art festival. In connection with the forum, numerous bakhshi, tourists and other guests arrive. This testifies to the expansion of the number of people interested in this art form, as well as in our country.
According to the latest data, more than 100 participants and guests from 22 countries of the world arrived at the International Festival, including representatives of such organizations as UNESCO, TURKSOY, distinguished guests, experts in the field of local heritage, science, art and other spheres, as well as representatives MASS MEDIA.
On the alley near the State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky, stands are installed, dedicated to peculiar customs and traditions, historical monuments of each region. Various stage performances, national songs and dastans are performed here, a festive atmosphere is created.
In the Central Amphitheater of the city of Nukus, the opening ceremony of the II International Bakhshi Art Festival will take place and a concert program will be presented. The event will be attended by the local population and foreign guests, festival participants, media representatives.
At the same time, on 18 September, within the framework of the festival, an international scientific and theoretical conference on the topic “The role of bakhshi art in world civilization” will be held at the Bakhshi Opera and Art Boarding School in Nukus. Local and foreign scholars, representatives of bakhshi art will take part in it.
On 18-19 September, the International Bakhshi Art Competition will be held at the Nukus amphitheater. The skills of foreign and local participants will be judged by a jury consisting of foreign and local experts.
In addition, within the framework of the festival, the national opera “For the People” will be presented for the participants and guests at the Karakalpak State Academic Musical Theater and an excursion to the cultural heritage sites of the Muynak region will be organized.
As you know, weddings and other celebrations of the Uzbek people are accompanied by performances by bakhshi. Their dastans glorify the hopes and aspirations, dreams and goals of our people. Such qualities as courage, patriotism, devotion to the Motherland are glorified. Therefore, folk dastans with different ideological and artistic characteristics find a response in the hearts of people. Sometimes hundreds, thousands of people gather in one circle to listen to dastan, which testifies to respect for national identity, our values, devotion and love for the art of bakhshi.
The art of bakhshi, thanks to the creative thinking and performances of bakhshi poets, akyns and zhivovs, is passed down from generation to generation. As you know, in the Kashkadarya, Surkhandarya, Samarkand, Khorezm regions and the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the traditions of bakhshi art have been preserved since ancient times.
The Bakhshi Art Festival, held for the second time, is of great importance in glorifying oral folk art, preserving it and bringing it to future generations.
The main goal of the event is to widely promote the art of bakhshi at the republican and international levels. Attention will also be paid to the revival and development of creative schools, the holding of a festival of art bakhshi and in other regions of the republic, based on the available unique methods of performance and the tradition of “Teacher-student”.
The end of the festival and the ceremony of awarding the winners will take place on September 20 in the central amphitheater of the city of Nukus.