The 80


birth anniversary of People’s Artist of Turkmenistan Nury Khalmamedov is celebrated in Ashgabat with a festival entitled “Nury Khalmamedov’s music – the incessant melody of the epochs.” Artists and cultural workers from all regions of the country are participating in the music forum organized by the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan.

Artists and the State Symphony Orchestra performed Nury Khalmamedov’s works at a concert on the festival opening day.

An exhibition featuring the archival photo materials, composer’s music records, picturesque paintings and old national musical instruments has been set up at the foyer of the Palace of Mukams. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s works on national culture and art occupy a special place at the exhibition.