Contributed by Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Director, Foreign Affairs, TN Media News
On 29 June, a festive concert with the participation of the country’s masters of the arts took place on the square in front of Türkmeniń ak öýi building in Ak bugdai etrap.
This celebration was a bright creative dedication to the Hero-Arkadag, Honorary Elder Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov – a prominent public and political figure of our time, known for his active position and innovative approach to solving global problems of humanity, enjoying deservedly high authority in the international community.
A red thread through the whole concert was the idea of the unity of Turkmen people under the shadow of spiritual values.
…The sun’s setting rays in the foothill valley of Akhal, the original illumination of Türkmeniň ak öýi building, the silver jets of fountains gave a special festive flavor to the celebration unfolding here. The dynamic video sequence shown on the large monitors surrounding the stage created a sense of audience involvement in the action taking place.
The concert was opened by the song and choreographic composition “Uzak ýaşa, gahryman Arkadag”, reflecting the depth of love and respect of the Turkmen people for their Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, which combined the art of song, music and dance.
The composition “Arkadagly Serdar dowamat geldi”, glorifying the present day of the country, inextricably linked with the policy of progressive transformations of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the great future of an independent neutral Motherland, was presented by Dokmaçylar folklore collective.
Mukam ensemble of violinists presented to the audience with a beautiful melody “Halkyň Arkadagly zamanasy”.
The festive entertainment was decorated with performances of children’s dance groups, which is very revealingly, because modern Turkmenistan can rightfully be called a country of a happy childhood, where caring for the young generation is elevated to the rank of a priority of state policy. The performance, filled with national flavour, and the sincerity of children’s creativity, has become the personification of the prosperous life of our people.
Alternating visual choreographic images of successive stage productions were brilliantly created by the State Dance Ensemble, Galkynyş, Näzli, Laçyn, Meñli, Miras, Serpaý, Aşgabat groups, etc.
A real gift for the audience was the dance composition “Arkadagyň eserleri”. When the beloved melody was heard, the hearts of the audience were filled with inspired feelings. No wonder it is said that beautiful songs inspire the soul, and spiritualize our happy epoch.
Replacing each other, popular performers of folk and pop songs, and famous musicians demonstrated their skills. The enthusiastic audience applauded the original compositions, inspired by the best musical groups of the country.
The concert was distinguished by a variety of genres reflecting the rich potential of Turkmen art. Its program includes lyrical vocal works and choreographic compositions about the present day of the independent Motherland, as well as ethnographic performances recreating the original customs and traditions of the Turkmen people carried through the centuries.
The warmth of hearts, and their skills were granted by the artists to the audience and found a warm response, and the use of modern technologies gave the festive action brightness and originality.
Each performance was accompanied by congratulations and heartfelt wishes addressed to Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the occasion of his birthday. There were words about selfless love for the sovereign Motherland, the national respect of the Hero-Arkadag, the achievements of the President of Turkmenistan in the modern epoch, and worthily continuing great undertakings.
According to the tradition, at the end of the festive concert, it was performed kushtdepdi ancient dance, which is an integral part of the national and world cultural heritage. Nowadays it is filled with new content, which was brilliantly demonstrated by its performers – Miras popular vocalists and folklore collective, who brought extraordinary energy to the colourful performance that unfolded on the site in front of Türkmeniň ak öýi building.
A powerful finishing touch of the celebration was the song “Ýaşa, mähriban Arkadag!” performed by all participants of the festive action, which clearly reflected the great pride of the people for the current happy epoch of the mighty Motherland, aspiring to a bright future.
The song sunk deep into the mind of all those gathered with its beautiful melody, and soulful words, as evidenced by the friendly applause. Then the applause turned into an ovation addressed to the Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov himself, whose state activity is aimed at the prosperity of the Motherland and for the benefit of his native people.
It was originally posted on TURKMENISTAN TODAY, Reproduced for TN MEDIA.