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25-07-06, 12:48
Xinjiang Uyghur Muqam Art Ensemble visits Tashkent

25.07.2006 15:54:14
Xinjiang Uyghur Muqam Art Ensemble of the People's Republic of China will hold concerts on the stage of Turkistan Palace on 29-30 July in Tashkent.

The concerts were organised with the assistance of the Chinese Embassy in Uzbekistan as well as Chinese Association for Foreign Cultural Affairs and its branches in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Chinese National Cultural Center in Uzbekistan, Uyghur National Cultural Center, as well as Chinese companies and restaurants operating on the territory of Uzbekistan. Han Zhengtang will head the delegation to arrive in Tashkent. Among other members of the delegation will be his deputies Ai Niwaer Abuduxukuer, Zhang Lili, and others.

The programme scheduled for the nights is very extensive. It includes the playing of national musical instruments, performance of folk songs – all accompanied by dancing. Both collective and solo songs will be performed. Overtures, collective songs and dances will be performed in the first part of the concert. During the second half, solo songs, as well as excerpts from the Uyghur drama "Unchem" will be performed. One of the most impressive dance items will be "motley dance". In general, Uyghur artists will perform over 20 pieces. Upon complete of their tour in Uzbekistan, the ensemble will leave for Kazakhstan.

http://culture.uzreport.com/news.cgi?lan=e&id=15635