Remembering Anna Herman …

On February 14, “ŚwietlicaPolska” and the German Cultural Center gathered for the memorial evening dedicated to  Anna German, who would have turned 80 years old this year.

Our Center for the second time has become initiator  of this event, The memorial evening was held with the support of German Cultural Center, which provided its cozy office.

Everything was held in a very warm and friendly atmosphere. This time, Olgana (Uzbek biographer of Anna Herman) put emphasis on the singer’s personality, describing everyday life of Ann Herman, her dreams and interests. There was also presented the home record of the Anna’s voice where she composed a melody for the new song.

Also Olgana announced a new book about Anna, which she edited and which was published several days before in Moscow –“Anna Herman: one hundred memories of the singer”. The new book includes memories that had been collecting over 15 years, by people who encountered Anna Herman, excerpts, relatives and friends. This book also included meaningful research and conclusions based on the authentic documents.

The Director of “InterCentre” NasriddinMuhammadiev in his speech noted that the February 14 is the birthday of two persons–Zakhireddin Muhammad Babur and Anna Herman, whose homeland is our blessed land. They both absorbed its grace and all the best qualities of the Oriental people – kindness, concern and love for people. He also noted that this kind of events bring people together, and he was glad that the memorial evening of Anna German is held for the second time in “InterCentre”.

A short concert program consisted of both well-known songs and the long-forgotten ones. All songs were enthusiastically accepted by the representatives of older generation.

The Chorus of German Center performed a great song “Greek wine” in German and the lyrical song “Do not hurry”.

Our activists performed the songs:  “And I like him”, “When gardens bloom”,  “Twilight”, “Think of me” (in Polish) and “Letter to a soldier. ”And, of course, at the end, we all together sang the song “Hope.”

The evening ended with a nice cup of tea. Besides, it is worth noting that this was the first event, visited by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland Pan Peter Ivashkevich and the Head of the Embassy Consular Department Pan Jerzy Timofeychuk.