Shavkat Mirziyoyev visits Bakhshi Opera and Art School in Nukus

On 2 October, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev became familiar with the activities of Bakhshi Opera and Art Boarding School in the city of Nukus.

Karakalpakstan is famous for its unique bakhshi school. During the years of independence, opera was also widely developed here. The republic has many folk bakhshi and honored artists of Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan.

The new Bakhshi Opera and Art School serves to continue these good traditions, bringing them to the younger generation. The education institution began operating in September. It is designed for 150 students. Graduates of the 9th grade are admitted here on a competitive basis. 30 boys and girls are studying here. They are taught by renowned masters of arts and qualified teachers.

“The main goal of organizing such schools is a deep study of our history, culture and self-cognition. Bakhshi art is a great tradition of Karakalpak people. We will create all conditions for its development”, the Head of the state said.