culture in the East

'Aladdin Meets Parkour' filmed in Uzbekistan (VIDEO)

The short film was shot in the historical genre using parkour elements, and its story is dedicated to new adventures of Aladdin in Uzbekistan. The film was shot in places where the historical buildings of the ancient cities of Khiva and …

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TURKSOY Youth Chamber Orchestra to perform in Baku

TURKSOY Youth Chamber Orchestra will perform on the stage of the Azerbaijan State Academic Philharmonic Hall in Baku on September 9. Before coming to Azerbaijan, the musicians will perform a concert in Almaty on September 6. …

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UK returns looted artefacts to Iraq

The British Museum completed the largest ever handover of looted Iraqi artefacts found in Britain in a ceremony at the residence of Iraq’s ambassador in London yesterday. The collection of 156 inscribed tablets, some more …

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 Two arts academies to be established in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will set up arts academies, including two in the next two years, offering a step toward academic qualification and enlarging the Kingdom’s footprint in heritage, arts and crafts, and music. The initiative is part of …

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Eurovision ticket sales halted due to irregularities

Just three days after they went on sale, the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (KAN) halted the purchase of tickets for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest due to suspected irregularities.  Public broadcaster cites concerns over …

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2019 proclaimed as year of Nasimi in Turkic world

TURKSOY Permanent Council of Culture Ministers has proclaimed 2019 as the year of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Imadeddin Nasimi as well as the great Turkish poet Aşık Veysel. The corresponding …

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Kazakh film among Oscar contenders

The Kazakh film Ayka has been shortlisted together with eight other films for the 2019 Oscar for best foreign-language motion picture. The film by Kazakh director Sergei Dvortsevoy is about the ordeals of an …

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Sergei Parajanov’s exhibition opens in Istanbul

The exhibition of works by the famous film director and artist Sergei Parajanov "Parajanov. With Sarkis" opened in Istanbul. The event is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the birth of the master. According to the …

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