YEREVAN, OCTOBER 21, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. The "Sayat-Nova" cultural union jointly with UNESCO will hold the first Caucasian international festival of ashugh art in Armenia dedicated to the 210th anniversary of Sayat-Nova's death and 10th anniversary of union's foundation. The festival will be held on October 24-26 with participation of 120 singers from Armenia, Georgia, the US, Russia, Spain, Iran and Turkey. As Tovmas Poghosian, Chairman of the "Sayat-Nova" cultural union, informed at the October 21 press conference, Turkey will be represented at the festival by a dudukist and singer Serbil Kelech, both of them are of Armenian origin. The latter, striving for returning to her roots, adopted Christianity. The solemn opening of the festival will take place in the "Moscow" cinema. A number of concerts will be held in different Armenian regions, exhibitions will open, conferences dedicated to ashugh art will be held within the framework of the festival. A festivity of Sayat-Nova roses will be held for the first time on October 26 in Yerevan, near the monument to Sayat-Nova.