Culture and History
The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent is bringing one of America’s folk musical traditions to Uzbekistan. The all-women American band Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards will perform at Uzbekistan State Conservatory in Tashkent on February 19 at 18:00 and the Ferghana Drama Theater in Ferghana city on February 21 at 16:00.
Good news for those who are in Washington DC now. There will be a concert of Daler Nazarov devoted to Navruz celebration on March 1st, 2014. The concert is hosted by George Washington University and organized by Tajik American Culture Association.
NewEurasia Citizen Media announces «Novellasia», a new fiction competition for Central Asia. The purpose of this competition is to help raise the profile of the region’s literary talents, both young and old, new and established.
Regional forestry inspectors walk through a rehabilitated gold mine near Terek Sai village in the Chatkal region of Kyrgyzstan. These inspectors assist with ecological control and patrol for unlicensed hunters, illegal miners, and timber harvesters in the region. A contributor to conflicts between communities and international gold companies is the potential for environmental damage. This company and the Ministry of Forestry have rehabilitated more than 70 hectacres of land by planting fruits and other trees in 2009. Local geologists have calculated that there are nearly 100 tons of buried gold in this region.
Let’s put aside all the concerns and controversies of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and think it via “what-opportunities-will-it-open-for-Uzbekistan” approach.
At Last Friday police conducted a raid on one of the few remaining in Tashkent “informal clubs.” Visitors of the “Vertical World” bar were forced to take horizontal position by police.
On February 4 the evening in memory of People’s Artist of the USSR Cholponbek Bazarbaev was held at the Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Maldybaev in Bishkek.
At the end of January, final concert of the Central Asian Youth Orchestra under the direction of Milanese composer, conductor and artistic director Gerardo Colella was held at the Kyrgyz National Philharmonic named after T. Satylganov.
On February 1 the experimental street performance “Theatre in the reeds” was held in the Bishkek Park “Youth”. Despite the freezing cold, there were lots of people wishing to see an unusual spectacle. Read the full story »