The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, is hosting a series of cultural events to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Qatar.

There will be a Crafts and Arts Exhibition of Uzbekistan at Building 47, Hall 1 and 2, from Saturday, 24 September until 5 October. The exhibition will feature arts and crafts products like wood carving, miniatures, gold embroidery, jewellery, national costumes and ceramics.

There will also be a concert featuring the State Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan on 24 and 25 September at the Katara Opera House. Included in the repertoire are Uzbek classics as well as contemporary music.

The event aims to introduce the public to the modern musical art of Uzbekistan, which remains preserved following their national traditions, while also developing popular global styles and trends. Uzbek traditional music is considered to have ancient origins and in the process of its development, it has gone through various historical stages. As a result, a special style and patterns of creativity, and necessary moral values ​​​​based on national heritage and traditions have been developed and improved.

The artistic culture of Uzbekistan has been formed and developed over the centuries and is distinguished by its original and lively character among other cultures of the East. Because of its geographical location, the culture of Uzbekistan has evolved from the amalgamation of the most diverse traditions of many peoples, which are now reflected in their folk music, painting, applied arts, and even national clothing.

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