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The best kept secret in music


"Tours of Uzbek theater in Moscow"

Subject: “Izvestiya”, 24 April, 1985. Meeting with Moscow musicians.

Tours of Uzbek theater in Moscow. F. Safarov, the master performer of Uzbekistan and the head of the musicians’ group touring in Moscow talks about his groups’ success in Berlin’s XXVIth International Festival of Musics and theater. Bokhodir Tursimetov was groups’ solo doirist, who in 2003 joined “Navruz”.

- Izvestiya

"Doirist of Navruz"

“Pravda Vostoka”. 1991. Solo with 2 doiras.

“Pravda Vostoka”, the popular newspaper in Uzbekistan featured Bokhodir Tursimetov, doirist of Navruz, as one of the few artists in Uzbekistan who can successfully perform a solo with two doiras.

- Pravda Vostoka

"Uzbek master musicians"

“Soviet Uzbekistoni”, 26 February, 1982
Uzbek master musician Ravshanoy Sharipova in her interview to the newspaper “Soviet Uzbekistoni” talks about her group of musicians and dancers, including Mamurjan Merdadaev, who in 2003 became a solo doirist of “Navruz”, who successfully participated in the joint gala concert program of Uzbekistan and India.

- Soviet Uzbekistoni


1. Dilhiroj;
2. Mustakhzod;
3. Terma yallalar



Navruz had a very successful showcase at SXSW 2006. The previous Uzbek groups “Abbos,” “Uzbegim Taronasi,” and “Sharq” had showcases in SXSW 2003, 2004 and 2005 using the national instruments of nogora, doira, karnay and surnay. On festival stages these groups successfully represented modern national folk music. Their music was basically modified and combined from the classical songs and popular folk music.

In contrast, "Navruz" is more classical and more historical. The group would like to perform not only classical Uzbek music, but combine that with traditional Uzbek dance, thus offering a complete Uzbek cultural experience.

In addition to the instruments mentioned above, the group also plays tor, dutor and nay. The dance elements of "Navruz" are established elements of the well known world-class Uzbek choreographic school founded in the early 20th century. The Navruz group hopes that its showcase will contribute to the SXSW 2010 with its unique historical and ethnic Uzbek folk culture.