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Turkmen epos “Gorogly” is included in UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Turkmen epos “Gorogly” is included in UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. “Gorogly” is a tradition of oral stories describing the exploits of the legendary hero Gorogly and his forty horsemen. Keepers of the tradition in Turkmenistan are the narrators of the epic genre. Traditionally performance includes the narration, singing, vocal improvisation and music and eulogies courage, honesty, friendship and loyalty. The tradition of artists is transmitted through non-formal education and in public speeches.

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