On October 26, on the stage of “Mejlisler merkezi” metropolitan Congress Centre State, the concert of masters of Arts was held, devoted to the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s Independence. The festive celebration was attended by President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov.
In the hall there were heads of Mejlis, members of government, heads of military and law-enforcement bodies, diplomatic missions accredited to Ashgabat. Among the attendees there were ambassadors of Turkmenistan to foreign countries, honorable elders, representatives of political parties and public organizations, ministries and departments, scientific and creative intelligentsia, universities and mass media, student youth, representatives of all velayats. Among the honored guests – our compatriots from abroad – participants of the 19th conference of the Humanitarian Association of Turkmens of the World, as well as numerous foreign guests, who have arrived in Ashgabat to participate in celebrations.
Audience meets with great enthusiasm and standing ovation President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, whose name our people associate with today’s accomplishments of the independent Homeland and its bright future.
Warmly welcoming the people assembled, the Head of the State passed to the specially allotted place.
The gala concert was opened by the inspirational patriotic song “Arkadagym bagt berdi, türkmene döwran bu gün!”, glorifying the epoch of power and happiness, its creator and maker -Arkadag of Turkmen people – the nation’s Leader, whose peaceable policy, based on indigenously high ideals, wise, and humane traditions of our glorious ancestors, gained international recognition to our country.
Performance of the “Dokmachylar” folklore ensemble was accompanied by video pictures reflecting the development landmarks of our independent neutral state, inextricably aligned with activities and progressive initiatives of President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov.
The program of the celebration unfolded on the stage, reflected the power of modern Turkmen art, the variety of styles and genres, and artistic searches of its best representatives.
Pathetic beginning of the concert continued with the performance of young Turkmen citizens - children’s dance – “Gyzyl guljagaz”, “Joshgun”, “Shatlyk”, “Ruhubelent chagalar” children’s choreographic collectives and “Gunesh” children’s chorus in the song-dance composition “Gül çagalar”.
The theme of honoring the heritage is particularly relevant in the current year, announced at the initiative of the Head of the State as Year of honoring the heritage, transformation of the Fatherland, is reflected in the number “Mirasyň ýaňy” by folklore group “Dehistan”, reflecting the depth and originality of folk art.
In the course of celebration, there were performed the best samples of national classical music, arias from the opera “Zokhre and Takhir”, folk destans and modern songs, and original vocal-choreographic compositions, glorifying the native Motherland, its beauty and power.
Audience applauded to the remarkable joint performance of the famous dutar-players and group of musicians “Dutaryň gudraty” according to the book by President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov “Music of Peace, Music of Friendship and Brotherhood”. By their virtuoso performance the artists handed down the main idea of the national leader’s work, telling about the legendary Turkmen musician Shukur Bakhshi – the idea of art’s high peacekeeping mission.
In the new epoch, the theme of historical intergenerational continuity and Fatherland prosperity is reflected in the performance of the female trio – vocalists and women-bakhshies with the song “Ata ýurda şan getirdiň Arkadag!” filled with sense of national love and admiration for their national hero – Arkadag.
A number of pop performers with song medley gave original tones to the concert canvas. “Türkmen dünýäsi” – famous choreographic groups “Mengli” and “Nazli” called so their holiday gift.
One of the brightest performances was the song “Watanym” – dedication to the beloved Homeland, performed by popular pop soloist together with the State Chorus and “Gunesh” Children’s Chorus, accompanying with a dance composition of “Ashgabat” choreographic group.
During the concert, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov announced that he wrote the words to his new music, mentioned above and entitled the composition “Bagt nury” (“Light of happiness”), wishing to perform the song together with the ceremony’s participants. Words of the new song were immediately with great enthusiasm caught by the attendees, which became the reflection of the unity of high spirituality of the nation’s Leader and the people.
At the end of the concert, folk groups from all velayats of our country acted in the composition “Toýa geldik şatlanyp, bäş welaýat bäş dogan!” Bright continuation of the creative festival was the kushtdepdi world-famous dance.
The song: “Forward! Only forward, the native Land – Turkmenistan!” has sounded as powerful final chord of the celebration.
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