Central Asia Cultural fest from tomorrow

March 21, 2012 - 11:42:51 pm


DOHA: Katara will launch a six-day long first Central Asia Cultural Festival tomorrow, offering a variety of performances from dance groups to opera arias.  With participating countries from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Republic of Tuva (Province of Russian Republic-Siberia), the festival which will run until March 28 will feature a wide variety of events from Opera singers to Violin, fashion shows, Ballet dancing and much more.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr Emad Sultan, Cultural Affairs Director, Katara, said, “Katara is dedicated to showcasing different traditions and civilizations while also merging cultural gaps and this is exactly what we are hoping to achieve with the Central Asia Cultural Festival. We are confident that this festival will attract music and cultural fans from across the Arab region and promise to continue bringing Qatar and the region cultural experiences like nothing else.”

Each country will bring a piece of its culture and tradition to Doha representing traditional music and dances, all of which will be performed by some of the most renowned artists in Central Asia.  The opening ceremony will kick start with a photography exhibition, followed by a traditional fashion show at Katara Art Center, Building 5 at 5.30pm tomorrow.

The opening day will also include performances from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan which will also be presenting a classical music evening on March 24. This will be followed by two other performances every day from March 25 until March 27 with the closing ceremony featuring an exquisite photography exhibition.

The full festival programme is available at Katara’s website, www.katara.net. Tickets for all performances are available at the Virgin Megastores at both Landmark and Villaggio outlets. They can also be purchased online at www.virginmegastore.me.

The Peninsula