In last days of summer friendly Samarqand opened its doors for hundreds of talented singers, dancers and musicians from all over the world, who came there to participate in International Music Festival “Sharq Taronalari” (“Melodies of the East”). Team of the OUTLOOK did its part and headed for Uzbekistan to adopt practices and get better acquainted with music culture.
This year winning places of the festival were taken by the following states: participants from China won Grand Prix; first place was awarded to representatives of Japan; second place was split by music bands from Poland and Estonia; Costa Rica and Pakistan were honored with the third place. All in all representatives of 67 states, among them Azerbaijan, Singapore, Belgium, South Korea, Indonesia, Morocco, Canada, Japan, India, China, Israel, Uzbekistan, Costa Rica, Madagascar, the South Africa and many others participated in the contest.
Ukraine was represented in the festival by Veseli Muzyky band.Band that charged all the guests of the festival with their color and energy. Lineup of the band (it exists for 30 years) includes professionals of the highest rank – 5 virtuosos: Sergiy Khutryakov (singing, chromatic accordion), Pavel Bugar (singing, sopilka – Ukrainian national kind of flute), Valeriy Holub (singing, violin), Yuriy Rizol (singing, percussions), Alexander Chukh (singing, bass). Musicians have more than once become awardees of both Ukrainian and international festivals and contests; all the members are Merited Artists of Ukraine. As of today, the band has 5 recorded discs and two movies. Two audio albums and two movies were published in the USA. Records of Veseli Muzyky are sold in 56 states of the world.
Unique place, where the festival was held. On historic Registan Square, surrounded by magnificent monuments of Eastern architecture on every side, a huge open-air stage with fantastic lighting and acoustics was erected – there talented creative groups from every nook of the world performed. Also, for every guest of the fest unique large-scale 3D-show was created that demonstrated all milestones of Uzbekistan’s history.
OUTLOOK expresses enormous gratitude for the invitation to this amazing fest to orchestrators of the festival as well as to the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Ukraine as personally Mr. Ambassador Alisher Abdualiev!
Austrian tour operators launched an unusual touristic tourdesigned for fans of singing style called yodel. Hikers wander through the Ziller Valley, a broad trail narrows opening the way for only the most avid travellers, then track leads upwards. Tourists look into the interactive station shaped as a giantsonorous walk-in cowbell, then they go around thelargest alpine horn and head to place...
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There are such popular places on Earth, about which you can safely say - people go here to lie on the beach or look at architectural monuments, and then go shopping. You can’t exactly say the same about Tashkent - it is too many-sided and diverse, so the banal phrase that everyone here finds his own one works in full.
This music is one and a half thousand years. Gentle and penetrating melodies played on the flute duduk have been called ‘the voice of eternity’. In Armenia where people esteem national motives believe that in duduk there is a soul of apricot tree what made tree sound. Staying plangent and soul-touching, they are framed with the sound evocating light wistfulness.
Two “armies” on the warpath are dressed in traditional uniforms – white shirts – look at each other menacingly, their weapons standby… The fight begins and the whiteness of outfits gets mixed with maroon – thanks God, it isn’t blood but nice Spanish wine! Today in one of Spanish provinces annual Battle of Wine is held.
OUTLOOK was lucky to visit hospitable Uzbekistan and get better acquainted with crafts of this amazing country. Today we'll tell you about art of golden-stitched embroidery that has long been considered the art of the nobility. We will tell you about mediums artisans use, secrets and unique distinctives of this craft. Feel the world with us!
During the days of the famous Carnival, romantic Venice gets rebirth. Its streets are shining with premonition of holiday, and all the eyes show a whole range of joyful emotions: from euphoria to the familiar thought "Is this happening to me?" Noteworthy, that according to estimates of very punctual travellers, more than half a million tourists come to event.
OUTLOOK was lucky to visit hospitable Uzbekistan and get better acquainted with crafts of this amazing country. Today we tell you about art of straw work, about materials that craftsmen use and what secrets and unique features of this craft are. Feel the world with us!
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The Column Hall of the Kyiv City State Administration on June 11 welcomed guests of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic to Ukraine on the occasion of a national day. The Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, representatives of the government and its agencies, partners of the embassy, the business community and the media lined up to congratulate the head of a foreign diplomatic institution and express their greetingss to friendly Argentina.
There are so many things that Italy mixes in its cauldron: gondolas that travel along olive-green rivers, scorching sun that, like a juice, flows into the bottle of Pisa Tower, entwined spagetti of streets and crusts of squares covered in a mixture of Italian herbs and dialects. Also, it has ducks in its teasury. Oh yes, it is these creatures that allow you feel a flavor of genine national distinctive. And this ducktale is over thirty years old.
On March 19, 2019, the celebration of the International NOWRUZ Day took place in Kyiv. The eight embassies of foreign states accredited in Ukraine, namely, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Uzbekistan, were the initiators of the official celebration in the Column Hall of the Kyiv State Administration.
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