VII International Music Festival “Sharq Taronalari” (“Melodies of the East”)

The seventh International Music Festival “Sharq Taronalari” will take place from 25 to 30 August, 2009 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Held under the patronage of UNESCO since 1997, the festival has been attracting numbers of world class musicians from numerous countries. Although the event initially drew the attention of participants from Eastern countries, “Sharq Taronalari” has been seeing contestants from Europe and even Africa within last few years.
This festival is one of the most important events for the admirers and professionals of classical Oriental music. The event takes place in the beautiful Registan Square of Samarkand every two years. Set between the three madrasas of Ulughbek, Tilla Kari and Sherdor, the festival represents a unique project of promoting an exchange of musical cultural heritage worldwide.