Hojayev Azat has been announced as the singer who will represent Turkmenistan on their debut in the ABU TV Song Festival next month in China.

31-year-old Hojayev Azat has been revealed as Turkmenistan’s participant in the ABU TV Song Festival 2017 in Chengdu, China. Hojayev has been performing since the age of 12 and in 2009 he graduated from the Turkmen National Conservatory. In the same year as his graduation, he released his debut album, from which a number of songs have been shown on national television. At the festival in Chengdu, he will perform “Let one of them will be yours”.

Turkmenistan are set to make their first appearance in the ABU TV Song Festival next month, when the festival is held in Chengdu, China. Turkmenistan’s participation is being organised by the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Television, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography. The broadcaster is the only television network in the country and operates a total of seven channels across Turkmenistan.

Source: ABU

Since 2012 the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union has organised a non-competitive festival highlighting the talents of its member nations. Countries such as Afghanistan, Brunei, China and the Maldives have participated in the event, showcasing the best of their talented music industry. Songs taking part in the event can be the singers own or a cover. The event is planned to eventually be turned into a competitive contest.