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”.
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.
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.
On December 14-15 Ismaili Center in Dushanbe has hosted The annual Winter Handicraft Fair organized by Bactria Cultural Center.
Present video is a trailer to a “SHAMS at the ROOF OF THE WORLD” (authored by Zarina Oripova, producers Alisher Primkulov, Sergei Chutkov, Kirill Kuzmin) .
The first ever Dushanbe Fashion Week (DFW) began on December 8.
On November 17-23 STAB (School of Theory and Activism in Bishkek) conducted an animation workshop in Dushanbe for interested young people from Different regions of Tajikistan.
On November 24th Russian Drama Theater after Vladimir Mayakovsky , in Dushanbe has hosted a rock concert by “Zafar ” music band. Guys performed a variety of songs on the Pamiri language .
On November 18th Dushanbe Art Ground hosted a lecture “Social aspects of design. Word is nothing, image is everything” by Georgy Mamedov (Bishkek). The event was organized in the frame of the European Week in Tajikistan. The event gathered journalists, designers, bloggers, artists, art critirs and students.
( “The Onion” – Video perfomance by Marina Abramovich)
On November 17, Dushanbe Art Ground Center has hosted a screening-lecture “Perfomance – art in action” by Faruh Kuziev. The lecture was conducted under the rehashed DADA manifesto “Art is what you can make out of yourself” as opposed to what you can make with something else thereby converging action and image into one inextricable artistic whole.