Ethno festival in Uzgen
Within the framework of the 30th anniversary of independence of the Kyrgyz Republic, on September 17, 2021 the Ethnofestival in Uzgen, Osh region of the Kyrgyz Republic was held. The festival was held to promote the historical and cultural heritage, to encourage the spiritual and cultural development, and to popularize folklore festival “Uzgen-Munara 2021″.
The official guests of the festival were the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh (parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic), Secretary General of Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking Countries (TURKPA) Mamayusupov Altynbek, the Head of the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan Krista Pikkat etc.
During the speech, the President noted the importance of preserving the historical and cultural heritage of ancestors transmitted from generation to generation over centuries.
During the festival, different exhibitions of crafts and an oriental fair, the scientific and practical conference, competition of poets-improvisers, big gala concert dedicated to the ethno-folklore festival ” Uzgen-Munara 2021″ was held. Outstanding representatives of the art of improvisation – manaschi, poets-improvisers, dastanchys, as well as masters of various types of art took part in the festival. In honor of safeguarding and contributing to the cultural heritage, manaschi and akyns-improvisers, who came to the festival from all regions of Kyrgyzstan were awarded.
The festival took place in Uzgen, where Uzgen Minaret is located. Uzgen Minaret is an 11th-century minaret tower, one of the archaeological and architectural complex. Uzgen Minaret emphasizing the special role of the Turkic civilization, culture and historical epoch.