Culture and History
On 22nd of January Javonon Cinema of Dushanbe has hosted a film screening Girl Rising by Richard E. Robbins. The film is telling about the importance of education for girls through telling personal stories of nine girls that were born poverty.
On February 7th and 8th 2014 the photo exhibition “Central Asian Youth: Behind the Camera’s Lens” will be held in the Turkish Cultural Center in New York (USA), where the works of Kyrgyz citizens will be presented. The event is organized by the Kyrgyz Club Public Organization.
In late January the concert “Music is the soul of nation” was held in Bishkek in the framework of the Program organized by the International Public Foundation ”Roza Otunbayeva Initiative”. First time the topic of the Program was Korea, and this time the concert was dedicated to Ukraine with all the colorful diversity of its culture. Folk dances, folk, pop and romance music, and much more performances were shown on the stage.
According to tradition, to celebrate the birthday of its founder, Mark Weil, who died tragically in 2007, “Ilkhom” theater presented a special gift. That gift was prepared by young actors and actresses, students of the Studio of Dramatic Art “Ilkhom”.
Kyrgyz citizens will participate in the Festival of Youth and Students of the good neighborhood belt “Eurasia – that’s us!”, which will be held in Moscow this fall. Read the full story »
With a little delay I post an article by Tajik journalist Nisso Azizova who talks about the event against domestic violence and the law adopted.
Tajik journalist Sergei Chutkov presents a story “Shamed by being workers?” from the series of “Defenders of their poverty” special for NewEurasia.net
Story by Olga Zavyalova, NewEurasia’s blogger in Dushanbe
Annual Award Ceremony “Top 50: the most stylish people of Dushanbe” was held in Dushanbe on January, 17. The idea of holding this Ceremony belongs to one of the most popular radio stations – “Vatan”. General Manager of radio “Vatan”, Vera Kulakova-Brannerud in her opening speech explained the main principles of winners selection: “Style – is a way of telling who you are, not saying a word. To deserve a title of the most stylish person of the year, you have to stand out in your lifestyle, business style, dressing style, your own skills and behavior style”.
III International Festival of Lezghinka called “Lezghinka – dance of a lifetime” was held on January 12 at the National Russian Drama Theater named after Ch. Aitmatov. Over a hundred people participated in the Festival.