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Turkmen Epic Art of Gorogly

Language: Turkmen subtitles Eng

The epic art of Gorogly is an oral performing tradition that describes the achievements of legendary hero Gorogly and his 40 cavalrymen. Practitioners are performers in Turkmenistan who specialize in the epic, which incorporates narration, singing, poetry, vocal improvisation and music. It gives bearer communities a strong sense of identity, reflecting aspirations of the Turkmen people for a happy life and promoting values such as bravery, honesty, friendship, and fairness. Masters combine informal teaching with skills transmission during public performances.

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Place/region: Turkmenistan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: K.P. Poladov Published in:
Rights: Turkmenistan National Commission for UNESCO

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-RL-2015-0102800005
Source ref.: DOC:0102800005; CAND:01028
Rights holder: UNESCO; Turkmenistan National Commission for UNESCO