The modern Turkmen musical art should not be limited only to arrangement of folklore heritage and imitation of the world popular music. This was said by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. According to him, the musicians of the country should actively pursue all forms, types and genre wealth of musical heritage of ancestors to create new unique pieces. In addition, the head of state called on local musicians to actively use in their work all 72 species of Turkmen national instruments.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov criticized Vice-premier Mayss Yazmuhammedova and the Ministry of Culture and Broadcasting under her supervision for the lack of implementation of possibilities of national culture.
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the meeting also heard a report on preparations for the international festival of pop music, songs and dances "Avaza-2010" scheduled for 18-20 August on the Caspian Sea coast.