4th World Epics Festival kicks off in Bishkek

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Bishkek, Sept. 5, 2017 / Kabar /. The official opening of the 4th World Epics Festival was held on Sept. 4 in Bishkek.

The event was initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan. Different nations with famous epics, as well as researchers of this phenomenon of culture gathered in the capital's square.

Speaking at the opening ceremony Deputy Minister of Culture Azamat Zhamankulov said that, the festival was prepared in the shortest time by professionals of the business and at the moment everything is going on at the proper level.

"Today, the 4th World Epics Festival has started in Bishkek. And we can be proud of the fact that Kyrgyzstan today is the only place that gathers the richest cultural heritage of the peoples of the world," Zhamankulov said.

According to the festival's program, an ethnographic village "Kyrgyz koch", was opened, where an exhibition of arts and crafts and folk art was organized.

In the evening, a concert with the participation of epic storytellers from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Kalmykia, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bashkortostan, Kyrgyzstan, as well as a special guest from Germany of ethnic musician Leo Rojas took place in the big hall of the Philharmonic.

The festival in Bishkek will end on Sept. 5 with the theatrical program "Parade of Cultural Diversity".

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