Culture and History
Mono performance called “Why do footprints not stay?” based on the works of Chinghiz Aitmatov, was held last weekend in the Russian Drama Theater in Bishkek. Theater actress Galina Ketova brought to life the feelings and thoughts of heroes of “Jamila”, “The First Teacher” and “Mother Earth”. Read the full story »
In every corner of Uzbekistan people will tell you that it is probably the most important social unit in the society, but the problem is that this institution has dramatically changed over the last 100 years and is changing. Therefore it is important to differentiate between the myth and the reality to understand how it functions.
The Orthodox Holy Dormition Cathedral in Tashkent has organized the First International Orthodox Exhibition “From the good life to the welfare and prosperity.” In the course of this exhibition visitors from various monasteries, churches and other Christian organizations from CIS were selling a variety of goods in the Cathedral.
Creative and instructive exhibition is taking place in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Bishkek. The slogan of the exhibition by which the participants present their posters is “Stop tuberculosis while I am alive!” Read the full story »
Fourteen years ago Grigory Ilyich Ulko, an Honorary Artist of Uzbekistan and my father, quietly passed away in his Samarkand home. As an artist he deserves, perhaps, more than just a short mention in a blog, but today I would like to say a few words about him also as a representative of a certain generation of artistic intelligentsia. One may say, a generation lost in the period of transition and yet remarkably resilient and healthy.
The gorgeous competition between the Kyrgyz beauties was held on April , 5 in Bishkek. The title “Beauty of KG 2013” was given to 22-year-old student of International University of Kyrgyzstan Gulnara Zhanybekova.
On March 23, 2013 Gurminj museum of musical instruments, in Dushanbe, has hosted the opening of the season of music concerts. The opening was devoted to Navruz selebration. Following music bans of traditional music, ethno-rock and ethno-pop styles performed on the open air stage of the museum:
Tashkent hosts photo exhibition “Melting Kazan”. Heroes of portraits, presented by Stanislav Magay – simple Tashkenters, in whose veins flows the blood of the most unexpected nationalities
I may have had a slight geek-out with the Almaty metro today, visiting all the stations (there’s only 7 at present) to see what they looked like. It was worth it, I reckon. London might have the oldest underground train system, but Moscow, St Petersburg and Almaty win on grandioseness – and Almaty also wins for fewest people using it, which is a big plus point as far as I’m concerned :)
The most interesting young rock band from Uzbekistan, All Tomorrow’s Parties, played on 29 March solo concert entitled “On the roof” at the IlkhomRockFest in Tashkent.
You can use their Facebook page to find more information about band and their music.
Here is photo report from the gig – take a look on the most impressive Uzbek rock talents.
All photos by Svetlana Ten.