A competition for the best song about the Turkmen capital is being organized in Turkmenistan in honor of the 30th anniversary of state independence and the 140th anniversary of Ashgabat. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave relevant instructions today during his working trip to Ashgabat.
“Stressing that the 30th anniversary of sacred independence this year, held under the motto “Turkmenistan is the Motherland of Peace and Trust”, coincides with the 140th anniversary of the creation of the city of Ashgabat, the head of state noted the expediency of organizing a creative competition among cultural and art workers on the occasion of this significant date”, - reads the official material of the State News Agency of Turkmenistan.
As the President of Turkmenistan said, new songs dedicated to the white marble capital of the Motherland should become the embodiment of the harmony of verse, music and performance, and carry the high creative spirit of our people. At the same time, the performance of vocal works about Ashgabat should be accompanied by images of its beautiful appearance.
The winners of this competition will be announced as winners of the presidential competition “Türkmeniň Altyn asyry” (“Golden Age of Turkmenistan”), held annually among the country's creative figures, and awarded by the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
As the head of state noted, wonderful musical works about Ashgabat were created in different years. So, in the memory of several generations, a song glorifying the Turkmen capital, performed by Murad Sadykov, famous not only in our country, but also abroad, has probably remained.
Currently, the number of songs dedicated to Ashgabat is increasing. Popular domestic masters of arts A. Garyagdyev, S. Orazberdiev, P. Amandurdyev and other artists, bakhshi musicians, pop performers created works that our people loved, Berdymuhamedov stated.