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Tuva Preparing to Host Throat Singing Admirers from all over the World

Last preparations for the Fifth international Symposium “Khoomei – Cultural Phenomenon of the Peoples of Central Asia' are taking place in Tuva. The symposium from July 24-28 will be attended by performers of throat singing, scientists from Mongolia, Bashkortostan, Kyrgyzstan, Altai, Khakassia, Buryatia, Kalmykia, Yakutia, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Japan, USA, France, Holland, Austria, and Denmark. The symposium is being held by the Ministry of Culture and Informational Politics of the Republic of Tuva and the International Scientific Center “Khoomei” as a part of the Year of Khoomei.
The Symposium program includes: Scientific conference, international competition of Khoomei and overtone singing performers, master classes in all styles of Tuvan Khoomei, Exhibition and sale of Tuvan national instruments and crafts of Tuvan arts masters, display and sale of Tuvan national dress and designs of local fashion designers, sightseeing, organization of round-table discussions on the problems of Khoomei, ceremonial preparation of traditional Tuvan dishes, cultural programs. Pareticipation fee: for participants in the Scientific Conference: Participation in the symposium for participants (academics, competitors) and guests from the regions of Russia and CIS (Including Tax) 1850 Rubles;for foreign participants (Including Tax) - $330 US
The fee includes: three meals a day for three days (25-27 July), attendance at all cultural events, publication of program and works, folders for participants, organizational expenses.
Travel and living expenses will be borne by the participant themselves. Accommodation in the hotels of Kyzyl varies from 450 to 1200 Rubles depending on the comfort of the room. Super-lux room costs 3600 Rubles.
Khoomei Festival and Symposium Program:
July 24
08.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. - Arrival and registration of Symposium participants and guests
1.00-5.00 p.m - Sightseeing
6.00 p.m - Official reception of VIP-guests by Minister of Culturel
July 25
08.00 - 09.00 a.m. -Breakfast (House of Culture Works)
09.00 -12.00 a.m. Opening of scientific conference. Plenary session (Government building, Meeting Hall.)
10.00 -12.00 a.m. Rehearsal for contest participants (V. Kok-ool Music-Drama theater)
12.00 - 1.00 p.m.Lunch (House of Culture Works)
1-3.00 p.m. Scientific Conference. Research Papers (House of Culture Works)
1-3.00p.m. Rehearsal for contest participants (V. Kok-ool Music-Drama Theater)
3-5.00 p.m. Opening of Yurt Village (“5 years of Soviet Tuva” Stadium)
5-6.00 p.m Parade of participants and guests. (Beginning from national culture-leisure park and ending at Arat Square)
6-7.00 p.m. Theatrical presentation on Arat Square
7-8.00 p.m. Dinner (House of Cultural Works)
8.00 p.m. Celebratory opening of Symposium. Concert of Masters of the Arts of Tuva. (V. Kok-ool Music-Drama theater)
July 26
08.00 - 09.00 a.m. Breakfast (House of Culture Works)
09.00 - 12.00 a.m. Scientific Conference. Scientific Papers. (House of Cultural Works)
10.00 - 12.00 a.m. Rehearsal for contest participants (V. Kok-ool Music-Drama theater)
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch (House of Culture Works)
1.00-6.00 p.m. Competition of throat-singing performers “Khöömei.” Exhibition and sale of national instruments and souvenirs (V. Kok-ool Music Drama Theater)
2.00-4.00 p.m. Head of Government of the Republic of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool meeting participants and honored guests of the symposium
7.00 p.m.– Tuvan shamanic ritual in the Yurt Village. Choral concert of Throat singing. Participation in ceremony of preparation of national Tuvan dishes and delicacies. Celebratory banquet.
July 27
 08.00 – 09.00 a.m. Breakfast (House of Culture Works)
09.00 – 11.00 a.m. Master classes in throat singing performance and national instrument making (Kyzyl College of the Arts)
09.00 – 11.00 a.m. Scientific Conference. Research Papers (House of Culture Works)
09.00 – 12.00 a.m. Visit to the National Museum of the Republic of Tuva
12.00 – 1.00 Lunch (House of Culture Works)
1.00-3.00 p.m.  Round table on the problems of Khoomei (House of Culture Works)
3.00-5.00 Rehearsal of winners’ Gala Concert. (Music-Drama Theater)
3.00-5.00 p.m. Closing of Scientific Session
5.00-7.00 p.m. Festival Closing Ceremonies. Awards ceremony. Gala Concert of winners and guests of the symposium and “Koomei” competition (Music-Drama Theater)
7.00-9.00 Celebratory Dinner (House of Cultural Works)
July 28 
11.00 a.m. – Оpening ceremony of Arzhaan-2 sightseeing place at open-air “King Valley” site (Bii-Khem Kozhuun) Departure of Participants

Ministry of Culture of Tuva
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