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Play the accordion!
Written by , Wednesday, 30 Apr, 2014 – 16:05 | No Comment

Gala concert of the II International Festival “Play the accordion!” was held in Bishkek. The purpose of the festival is to revive professional interest to bayan and accordion.

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Children from rural areas of Kyrgyzstan
Written by , Saturday, 26 Apr, 2014 – 11:24 | One Comment

Children living in high mountainous rural areas of Kyrgyzstan.

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Roman Catholics of Uzbekistan Celebrate Easter
Written by , Tuesday, 22 Apr, 2014 – 11:30 | No Comment

On Easter Eve Catholics of Tashkent and Tashkent Region, as well as from other regions of Uzbekistan gathered in the Catholic Church of Holy Jesus to celebrate one of the greatest holidays of Christianity, Easter. The ceremony started with a bonfire and candles lighting followed by readings from Old Testament and New Testament in Russian, English, Polish and Korean. The ceremony also included baptism of new Catholics, catechumens who passed at least a year of catechesis studies.

The ceremony was led by Bishop Jerzy Maculewicz.

There are approximately 2,000-2,500 Roman Catholics in Uzbekistan, concentrated mainly in Tashkent, Tashkent Region, Samarkand and Fergana Valley. Congregations mainly consist of ethnic Polish, Luthuanian, French, Letts, French and German descendants of those who served for Tsarist Russia Read the full story »

Pilaf Fest in Tashkent
Written by , Friday, 18 Apr, 2014 – 11:30 | No Comment

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.

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Bishkek, men seni syiemin!
Written by , Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014 – 15:29 | No Comment

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!

Prog rock from Tashkent
Written by , Wednesday, 9 Apr, 2014 – 16:11 | No Comment

NewEurasia continues to acquaint its readers with the various rock bands from Uzbekistan, and festival IlkhomRockFest, which is regularly held in Tashkent, is helps us.

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Four years later, and only quiet prayers
Written by , Monday, 7 Apr, 2014 – 11:05 | No Comment

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.

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Exhibition “Az Nawruz to Nawruz”
Written by , Sunday, 6 Apr, 2014 – 20:18 | No Comment

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.

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Nowruz celebration in Dushanbe
Written by , Sunday, 23 Mar, 2014 – 21:29 | No Comment

This is how Nowruz was celebrated at Dushanbe racetrack – the main venue selebration venue of the country.

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“Metod Tika” – a young rock band from Uzbekistan
Written by , Wednesday, 12 Mar, 2014 – 10:28 | No Comment

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:

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