06.05.2010 -

Fifth Edition of the International Minstrel’s Festival. 7-10 May 2010. Kars, Turkey

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The 5th edition of the Kars International Minstrel’s Festival organised by the Municipality of Kars will be held from 7 to 10 May 2010 with the contribution and support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the UN Joint Programme “Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia”.

UNESCOVENICE news (MDG-F Turkey) 6/05/2010 : Minstrelsy Tradition, included in 2009 to the Representative List of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is a very important part of Turkey’s rich cultural heritage. The towns of Sarıkamış and Kağızman also hosted numerous events such as contests, special performances and duets. Within the scope of the UN Joint Programme, an album entitled “Living Minstrelsy Tradition: Masters of Music and Lyrics Minstrels of Kars Region” containing works of 10 minstrels from Kars will also be released.

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