Pilaf – is an important part of Uzbek culture, as much as a beer for the Germans or a tea for Englishmen. There are numerous varieties of pilaf and his recipes. And it is not surprising that in Tashkent annually held Pilaf Festival, where masters, called ”oshpaz” are demonstrating their art.
A special guest post by Aigul Pyatayeva, a Kazakh philosophy student at the International University of Kyrgyzstan.
This week Bishkek is commemorating Revolutions… I was lucky to get a glimpse of hope by participating in a Student Conference on 7th April. And today being warned not to cross locations of possible riots, I skipped my lessons and walked the streets of Bishkek I never walked before… and came across a graffiti wall – some images illustrate city’s craziness, dynamics and aspirations. But nevertheless, Bishkek, men seni syiemin!
The sky is grey and windy, and the air peppered by occasional faint wisps of snow. The earth, however, yawns with the first shoots of verdant green.
Today is the fourth anniversary of Kyrgyzstan’s second revolution. Mustafa Coşkun, an anthropologist with the Max Planck Institute, and I took a walk to Ala-Too Square to see how the Kyrgyz commemorate the event.
A new exhibition called “Az Nawruz to Nawruz” is open to attend in the National Museum of Tajikistan. The main topic of the exhibition is “findings and acquisition ” that mean that museum exhibits everything that is purchased for the last year from the very moment of its opening at the time of last Nawruz celebration in 2013 to present year Nawruz.
This is how Nowruz was celebrated at Dushanbe racetrack – the main venue selebration venue of the country.
Again IlkhomRockFest! A new show was held in Tashkent on 1 March. Young rock band “Metod Tika” has performed a great gig called “Uncomfortable Zone”.
Find more about their music on Metod Tika official Facebook page.
Special photo report by Relisa Granovsakya:
Exhibition dedicated to the 45th anniversary of creative activity and 70th birthday of Bolotbek Dzhumakanov was held in the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev in Bishkek.
From February 22 to March 14 a unique exhibition “Japanese dolls” is held at the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev. Organizer of the event is the Japanese Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The working process on a monument to the People’s Artist of the USSR, a movie actor and artist Suimenkul Chokmorov is going at full drive in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is planned to open the monument this fall for the 75th anniversary of the deceased artist. Work on the future monument is going already the third year in a rented room of one of the Bishkek schools.