May 4, 2013
This year’s Echo of Centuries Festival took on an ‘architectural’ dimension as hundreds of festival attendees flocked to the unveiling of Bibi Orifa Mausoleum (in Bukhara Region) which has been given a full facelift by Mehr Nuri Foundation. The opening was followed by a presentation by Gulnara Karimova, the chairwoman of the Foundation, of scholarships to a group of students from Uzbek madrasas.
May 4, 2013
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Echo of Centuries Festival, there’s a wealth of unique handmade items offered by around 80 craftsmen and women at an Applied Art Fair, where trade is in full swing. The Applied Art Fair is there to make sure that festival attendees with a passion for all things traditional get a taste of Uzbek craftsmanship and take home special souvenirs and a piece of Uzbek culture.
May 4, 2013
Cockfighting is believed to be one of the oldest spectator sports that remains relevant to this day. And this sport has been part of the Asrlar Sadosi Festival since it was first held. Cockfighting is popular and spectacular, and is enjoyed by both local residents and many tourists. This year’s combatants are beautiful and specially selected breeds of gamecocks that brought together a multitude of onlookers.
May 4, 2013
On May 4, the first day of the Echo of Centuries Festival, the guests had the opportunity to attend tournaments of kurash, a type of wrestling central to Uzbek tradition. The tournaments featured a number of Uzbek kurash wrestlers who have previously won prizes at international competitions. Among the contestants was the oldest Uzbek kurash fighter, who has participated in Asian Olympic Games several times.
May 4, 2013
Asrlar Sadosi (The Echo of Centuries) Festival of Traditional Culture, a collaborative effort between Fund Forum and the UNESCO Tashkent Office, is set to make yet another splash... this time in the Sarmishsai Gorge, a treasure trove of ancient petroglyphs and other landmarks. Like its previous editions, the two-day festival comes with a dizzying variety of events that will mirror Uzbekistan’s cultural and historical legacy.
April 24, 2013
This year Asrlar Sadosi (The Echo of Century) Festival of Traditional Culture has a strong scientific focus. Tashkent will host a roundtable on the role of culture in sustainable development, followed by a conference on architectural epigraphy and a book presentation in Bukhara. The folk part of the Festival will take place in the Sarmishsai Gorge (Navoi Region) and will include an applied art fair, traditional games, music and dance performances by folk groups representing various Uzbek regions, a National Cuisine Festival and an aroma-filled National Cuisine Festival. The fest will culminate in a gala concert, with international visitors in attendance.
April 22, 2013
The Organizing Committee of Susan G. Komen Uzbekistan Race for the Cure presented by Fund Forum, the Women’s Council and the National Breast Cancer Association of Uzbekistan (NBCAU) is outraged by the recent explosions that hit the Boston marathon and offer their deep condolences to the families and close ones of those who were injured.
April 17, 2013
Forty-five students from Tashkent’s general education schools № 144, 169 and 243, renovated by Mehr Nuri (Light of Mercy) Foundation, participated in the charity event ‘History of Motherland’ that took the group of children on an educational tour of Samarkand. The trip to the city packed with medieval architectural gems was an opportunity for the children to experience a piece of history that the city is steeped in.
April 16, 2013
Yale University, one of the oldest higher education institutions in the USA, hosted a presentation of Uzbek culture and arts and Fund Forums international activities and major projects. The professors and students attending the event learned about the Asrlar Sadosi Festival of Traditional Culture, Style.Uz Art Week and other projects overseen by Fund Forum as well as about the Center for Political Studies.
April 15, 2013
American dance group iLuminate blew the audience away at an electrifying show they staged on April 14 at Turkiston Palace in Tashkent as part of their first-ever tour of Central Asia. The viewers were treated to a stunning program that featured extraordinary lighting effects choreographed with phenomenal dance moves. Equally exciting was the performance by members of Zlotnikov Dance Center.
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