NEWS AND EVENTS
June 28, 2013
Event dedicated to to memory of Berta Davidova held in Tashkent
The Ministry of Cultural and Sports Affairs of Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan State Conservatory organized an event devoted to the 90th anniversary of Berta Davidova, national artist of Uzbekistan, at the Center of National Arts on 21 June.
The event was attended by famous national artists of Uzbekistan like Hasan Rajabiy, Munojot Yulchieva, Honorary artists of Uzbekistan - Komila Aminova, Ahmadjon Dadaev, prize holders of a row of music festivals and awards – Mahbuba Hojimatova, Ilyos Arabov, Mahfuza Karimova, Abror Zufarov, Feruza Ochilova, Farangiz Ziyaeva, Azamat Ergashev, and the students of Uzbekistan State Conservatory. Besides, the representatives of foreign embassies, cultural centers in Uzbekistan were also invited to the evening. It was a music evening combined with the memories of close friends and relatives of Berta Davidova. Live music and songs performed at the event gave the real atmosphere of memorial moments of maqom.
“Life and creative activity of the wonderful singer of makoms - Berta Davidova is closely intertwined with the history of development of traditional musical arts of Uzbekistan” – says the biography of Berta Davidova cited in www.classicmusic.uz. - “Despite the fact that her professional biography has always been closely linked to the history of the formation makomists\' first ensemble, it is from/with her name that the popularity of female solo makom performance begins. Female vocal parts were an innovation seen as deviation from traditions in the practice of performance of makoms”.