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Uzbek musicians got The Aga Khan Music Awards

The Omnibus Ensemble from Tashkent and Farhod Halimov from Samarkand awarded for education and preservation of music heritage.

The solemn ceremony and traditional concert took place in Lisbon, Portugal at the begining of the week.

The Omnibus Ensemble was celebrated for creation of an artistic rapprochement between local classical maqom traditions and languages of contemporary music.

While Farhod Halimov, a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer from Samarkand got the award for preserving the traditional classical song repertoire of Samarkand.

The Aga Khan Music Awards (AKMA) emerged from the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI), an interregional music and arts education programme with worldwide performance, outreach, mentoring and artistic production activities. Launched to support talented musicians and music educators working to preserve, transmit, and further develop their musical heritage in contemporary forms, the Music Initiative began its work in Central Asia, subsequently expanding its cultural development activities to include artistic communities and audiences in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.  

 

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