Turkmen culture took centre stage at the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, when the ‘Turkmenistan Cultural Display’, a series of events organised by Katara in association with the embassy of Turkmenistan, was inaugurated on 11 March.
‘The Turkmenistan Cultural Display’, consisting of folkloric musical performances, artistic exhibitions, films and documentaries, was inaugurated by the General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, and the Deputy Minister of Turkmen Culture, HE Shamerat Ata Moradif.
The highlight of the display was a folkloric performance reflecting the rich culture and history of Turkmenistan by a group from Katara’s Opera House, wearing vivid traditional Turkmenistan outfits. Besides the musical extravaganza, the event offers a traditional handicraft exhibition depicting the life and community of Turkmenistan. The exhibition included many cultural paintings, antiquities, and photographs of Turkmen horses, in addition to numerous brochures and documented books about tourism in the Republic of Turkmenistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti said that hosting similar events aid enrich the cultural scene and help enhance cultural cooperation among societies. The event reaffirms Katara’s efforts to promote the history and heritage of various cultures, within the region and beyond, by providing a platform to exhibit them to the public.
The Deputy Minister of the Turkmen culture, HE Shamerat Ata Moradif expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara for organising and hosting such event. The minister lauded Katara’s readiness to embrace different cultures, and praised its identity as a cultural hub and authentic meeting place of various cultures.
For more information on the various events hosted by Katara, please visit katara.net.