Tajikistan is one of the world’s richest countries in water resources yet only half the population have access to potable water. The water burden rests heavily on women’s shoulders, and women are often left to take care of the family while their husbands migrate to Russia in search of work. Here Oxfam bloggers Ruby Wright and Dilafruz Usmanova relay the story of one woman who is struggling to overcome the water burden
On the 9th of May, in Dushanbe, In Victory Park, there was Victory Day was celebrated. Soldiers – recruits took an oath, demonstrated their ability to march and etc.
On May 7th, 2013, Dushanbe museum of musical instruments after Gurminj Zavkibekov has hosted an epic concert by Tashkent based music band Tears of the Sun.
In this article I would like to talk about the way the disappearing traditional music genres may survive in the situation of economic stagnation, social insecurity and absence of politics’ interest. I have started the discussion in one of me previous articles “Social change VS. music of Tajikistan. Part I: The Son of the Tomb”.
An instrumental rap concert took place in Dushanbe, in Manhattan club on April the 12th. Usually I do not trust any rap event organized in Dushanbe for it is very often, and even more then often rap concerts are of low organizational level with bad sound. But the list of the organizers on the concert poster that was advertising the event made me interested : famous Bactria Cultural Centre, UNESCO Fund for cultural preservation, web-portal Alternative Tajikistan. That list promised a high quality event.
On March 23, 2013 Gurminj museum of musical instruments, in Dushanbe, has hosted the opening of the season of music concerts. The opening was devoted to Navruz selebration. Following music bans of traditional music, ethno-rock and ethno-pop styles performed on the open air stage of the museum:
NewEurasia continues to acquaint our readers with the one of the most celebrated holidays of the Central Asia – Nowruz!
Form Fabruary 23rd till March 17, 2013 Moscow Bolshoy circus arrived in Dushanbe with the program “In the world of tamed animals.” As far as I know, the tour was extended and the Moscow circus is still in Dushanbe, while Dushanbe circus building is still full of visitors.
Fotos by N. Azizova
Loki continues his talk about exhibition “Winter” that will be presented at the Central Asian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale of contemporary art this year. This time he has met the authors of the artists work from Tajikistan
NewEurasia with the joy congratulates our readers with Nowruz bright spring holiday! Our bloggers Loki, Nurzhan Kadyrkulova and Eisenstein has produced small video pieces, dedicated to the celebration of Nowruz in their countries – Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. We made a short clip from these pieces, and hope, you will like it!