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the Bakhshi Art of Uzbekistan

Language: English

Inscription in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2021. Bakhshi is the performance of epic stories with the accompaniment of traditional musical instruments. The storytellers, also called bakhshis, recount heroic, historical and romantic epic poems based on myths, legends, folk tales and legendary chants. Successful bakhshis must be able to captivate listeners with their melodies and to narrate stories in an interesting and original way. Bakhshi is a vital part of Uzbek lifestyle, and the storytellers are always welcome guests in family ceremonies, rituals, public holidays and local festivities. The practice is passed on within families and through formal bakhshi schools.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Uzbekistan, Asia
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Iqboljon Melikuziev
Publisher: Uzbekistan National Commission for UNESCO
Producer: Sayidafzal Mallakhanov
Coproducer/sponsor: Uzbekistan. Ministry of Culture; Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan
Rights: Uzbekistan National Commission for UNESCO; UNESCO

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-8b46-0170600003.HD.MP4
Source ref.: DOC: 0170600003
Rights holder: Uzbekistan National Commission for UNESCO