Samarkand which is called as the «Pearl of the Orient» from ancient times has inscribed in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Standing on the crossroad of the Great Silk Road, Samarkand preserved the culture, art and unique architecture of the ancient world civilizations until today.
Historical monuments of Samarkand impress the people of the world by their beauty and greatness.
On one of these unique monuments of architecture - Registan square and in every biennium between 25th and 30st of August International Music Festival «Sharq Taronalari» («Melodies of Orient») is held regularly organized under the patronage of UNESCO.
International Music Festival «Sharq Taronalari» («Melodies of Orient») is the one of the biggest festivals in Central Asia. The main aims and objectives of the festival are to popularize widely the best achievements of national music art, to preserve and develop traditions and cultures, to encourage talents in musical and vocal sphere, as well as to spread in further international creative ties, to strengthen cultural-spiritual cooperation, to praise peace, friendship and ideas of mutual sympathy.
The first International Music Festival «Sharq Taronalari» («Melodies of Orient») took place in 1997 at which participated musical groups and performers from 31 different countries. Today it became one of the most famous festivals in Central Asia and in abroad. The bright evidence to this is that year after year not only the number and the artistic level of participants are increasing, but also geographical range of participating countries is widened.
Thus, at the 10th International Music Festival «Sharq Taronalari» that was held on in 2015, participants from 66 countries attended the event.
It became a good tradition to undertake international scientific conferences, devoted to particular aspects of music, at which participate scientists and scholars from all over the world.
Each Festival, that is held in Samarkand is unique and exclusive.