The closing ceremony of the Awyar International Music Festival

The closing ceremony of the Awyar International Music Festival was held on Friday, November 28, with the participation of soloists from different countries including Germany, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran.
The planning for the Awyar festival has been arranged since April 2021 by the participation of representatives from different organizations such as Sanandaj Music Association and Institute of Knowledge Development, University of Kurdistan, Islamic Culture and Guidance of Kurdistan.
The cultural organization of Sanandaj Municipality, and Sanandaj Creative City secretariate handled the meetings. The local master music and famous musicians participated in the meetings as advisors and backup the technical part of the festival. The Awyar International Music Festival call was published in four languages, Persian, Kurdish, English, and Russian.
As a result, the festival was welcomed by soloists from different countries. About 35 performances were sent to the secretariat of the festival which after reviewing them by the experts 23 selected performances were published on the website and the Instagram page of Sanandaj Creative city. Various specialized committees were formed to hold the Awyar festival, The secretary of the festival was Dr. Asad Ardalan and the scientific secretary was Bahman Haji Amini.
The closing ceremony of this international festival was held on Friday, Oct 29, at Cinema Bahman in Sanandaj with the participation of invited participants. The invitation letters were send through E.mail, Whatapp and Telegram due to maintaining the health protocol and protecting the environment.
Playing NarmeNay by the masters of this musical instrument was one of the programs in the closing ceremony and at the end of the ceremony, they were honored with a plaque of appreciation and awards. The Awyar festival is one of the creative projects which was decided to hold periodically. This was the first season of the Awyar International Music Festival.

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