“Maqam” ensemble of Khorezm was founded under the leadership of Hojixon Boltayev at the Culture House of Urgench in 1966. Subsequently, community of maqam was formed under the Teleradiocompany of Khorezm region in 1988 and was leaded by People’s Artist of Uzbekistan Ruzmat Jumaniyazov. Bozorboy Urinov, a member of the Uzbekistan Composer’ Association, also worked in this team and has rebuilt the main lines of the disappearing Khorezm maqam series such as “Rost”, “Buzruk”, “Navo”, “Dugoh”, “Segoh” and “Iraqi”.
One of the main goals of the Khorezm Maqam Ensemble is to increase the interest of art lovers to the Uzbek classical music and singing art, to introduce the traditions of the Khorezm Maqam School, to involve them in this direction and to continue the traditions of the master-follower. Between 2006 and 2011, Bozorboy Urinov made an in-depth study of the foundation of unsatisfied parts of maqam based on ancient compilation practice. During his activity, he re-created the lost parts of “Kalabandi”, “Rok” and “Panjgoh” from Khorezm maqams.
Since 2006 “Maqam” ensemble of Khorezm has been transferred to the creative association of art collectives in the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Since 2009 Khorezm Maqam team has been led by People’s Artists of Uzbekistan Gafurjon and Gulyamjon Eshchanov. As a result of creative research of the Khorezm Maqom collective, the following classic works have been fully realized. “Tani maqomi rost”, “Taronai rost”, “Suvoriy rost”, “Naqshi rost”, “Ufori rost” from “Rost” maqam series; “Sayri gulshan taronasi”, “Orazibon ufori buzruk” from “Buzruk” maqam; “Gusvand sadri Segoh”, “Navro’zi xoro”, “Suvoriy Segoh”, “Naqshi Segoh”, “Ushlining uforisi” from “Segoh” maqam; “Ko’shchinar” from Fergana-Tashkent main lines; “Peshvari dugoh”, “Muhammast Bayoz”, “Norim-norim”, “Orazibon” from Khorezm folk songs.
In addition to the creative activity, the Khorezm maqom team and solo singers of the community participate in different events and holidays, which are held in the capital, in the regions of our republic and in the remote villages of our region. In particular, members of the ensemble regularly demonstrate their creative works in the national holiday Navruz, the Independence Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan and other state events.