Culture and History
Works of the Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov will be included in a large-scale almanac under the Russian cultural-humanitarian “Library of Eurasia Classicists” Project. Read the full story »
Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU) named after B. N. Yeltsin in Bishkek released a two-volume chrestomathy for Russian speaking educational institutions called “Kyrgyz Heroic Epic “Manas”, “Semetey” and “Seytek”. Read the full story »
One year ago I have already written about the debates in Tajik Society around the New Year celebration in Tajikistan. Some members of the Party of Islamic Renaissancer (Namely Mr. Muhibullo Kurbon – chief additior of the party web-site) was officially against the celebration of the New Year as an alien tradition to Tajik traditional culture and the religion. Nevertheless we have celebrated New 2013 Year.
Recently I was surprised to find that in 1976 the great Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni was going to take off his new movie in Uzbekistan. Moreover, the script was prepared and approved. Antonioni personally visited Uzbekistan, choosing locations for filming. The film was to be called “The Parable of the kite.”
Kyrgyzstan is little country, beside this fact there is a lot of diversity if nationalities and cultures among population of 5 millions people.
We invited people with 2-5 different nationalities. Enjoy.
Photographer: Reyhan Turdieva
Calendar “Shyrdak is my poetry” was released in Kyrgyzstan. It includes photographs of beautiful ornaments of famous Kyrgyz felt carpets.
I have already written about Pamiti music in my previous posts. In one of them I was talking ablut maddoh. This time I want to show you the video of “dafbazm”. Such compositions are played on selebration occasions, especially while welcoming guests.
Exhibition of the Kyrgyz folk artist, Taalay Kurmanov, who is a Master with capital “M”, is held in Bishkek at the Exhibition Hall of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Union of Artists “The Oak Park” named after S.A. Chuikov.
In early December the city of Mogilev (Belarus) gave the status of “The Cultural Capital of CIS” to the cities of Osh (Kyrgyzstan) and Almaty (Kazakhstan). Read the full story »