Fair – Exhibition og Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR) opened on September 27 in the Dushanbe. Title of the exhibition is impressive but what was exhibited and sold was not the most recent and high-quality achievements of science, culture and industry of China. More information is here, and I post photo reportage.
From 28 to 31 August, a cosy exhibition hall of the Artists’ Union of Kyrgyzstan hosted a small but representative and interesting festival of videoart from four Central Asian countries (Turkmenistan being the usual exception). The festival REFORMAT 13 gathered a group of curators, artists and film-makers who to some extent could be regarded as representatives of avant-garde as opposed to mainstream art, but the films shown at the festival demonstrated different degrees of non-conformism. Read the full story »
“Second international charity food Festival” took place in Dushanbe on September 21, 2013. The organizer of the Festival are the Ministry of the foregn affairs of Tajikistan and Embassadors club. Different diplomatic missions and international organizations based in Tajikistan presented their cuisine.
On August 21st , 2013, Russian Drama Theatre named after Vladimir Mayakovsky held a show by American hip-hop group “Havikaro” and DJ Joe B. The guests were good but I was more surprised by local dancers that performed on the same stage . Watch the video from the show.
My last post was devoted to Latvian music band “Baraka” that arrived to Tajikistan in August 2013. This post is a continuation of the first one.
In this post I will tell about visit of Latvian music band “Baraka”. The band has arrived to Tajikistan in early August 2013. The band stay was full of events, both positive and negative. There was a protest in social media against the band concert, there were two concerts finally organized, there was injustice from Tajik officials and involvement of the Embassy of the Russian Federation. I think the story of the band’s adventures could be a lesson (good or bad) for anyone who is coming to Tajikistan.
On August 28-29, 2013 in Dushanbe, there another debate tournament took place, which was attended by school children and students from all regions of Tajikistan and such cities as Garm, Dushanbe, Isfara, Kulyab , Kurgan-Tube, Khorog and Khujand.
First of all, the geographical definition of ‘Central Asia’ requires further clarification. The few proposed definitions of the borders of the region can be broadly subdivided into two groups, each bearing its own connotations. The first, which goes back to von Humboldt and is favoured by many scholars outside the region, emphasises its common long-term historical heritage and geographical integrity.
Exhibition of Contemporary Art “It’s hard to be young …” is taking place these days in Dushanbe, at the National Museum of Tajikistan. The slogan of the event “An alternative view on the problems of youth through contemporary art.”