Azerbaijani dancers to join int'l festival in Turkey
By Sabina Idayatova
Azerbaijani dancers will take part in the 32rd International Folk Dance Festival to be held in Turkey's Samsun city on Aug. 13-22, the Culture and Tourism Department of Baku reported on Aug. 7. Azerbaijani dancers will perform folk dances at the festival. The festival brings together 600 dancers from 20 countries, including Azerbaijan, Russia, Bulgaria, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia and others. The International Samsun Folk Dance Festival is the biggest festival all around the world. This Festival meets the nation and helps the World Peace. The peculiarity of the this festival is that it includes only Folk Dance, not like concert or the other activity. The festival, which is traditionally held on July 17 to 20 annually, was postponed this year due to the Ramadan. According to the head of Cultural and Social Affairs Department of Samsun Municipality Necmi Camash, this year's festival will be held in the open area, in Republic Square for the first time. "Furthermore, the dancers will perform street demonstrations at every point of the city. Citizens will watch performances freely at 19:00 at the Republic Square every evening," he said. Kazakhstan`s famous drum player will give a concert after the end of festival march.
Information taken from www.azernews.az
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