Editor’s note: This is the last one and best one story in a series of articles written by the students during the workshop “Culture and History – Tajikistan-2013″. The author and winner of the competition among the students – Olga Zavyalova.
The very notorious Soviet tradition of endless queuing is not only still alive in Tajikistan, but it has become transformed beyond recognition. In fact, problems related to long, serpentine queues have become almost epidemic in the country.
On June 27th, 2013, theDushanbe philharmonic has hosted the concert of Central Asia Youth Orchestra (CAYO). CAYO is the initiative of Italian international NGO CESVI in the frame of the project “Strengthening musical cultural in Central Asia through regional cooperation, international and international networking”, supported by European Union program “Investing in People”.
On July 20th, The Dushanbe American Corner based in National Library of Tajikistan has hosted screening of “They Came to Play” documentary film. The documentary tells about Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, and in particular about the competition participants, their preparation to the competition, about their worries and will to win.
One of the visitors told:
I liked the film. It is very personal and sincere. I was surprised how the musicians-heroes of the competition let the shooting team to enter their lives and personal environment, not being embarrassed to demonstrate their feelings and weaknesses.
The films screening was marked by the presence of the film director Alex Rotaru. Alex appeared to be an interesting person. He told that he was fond of playing piano in the past, and therefore, it was easier to “build relationships” with the heroes of the film.
During the discussion after the film, Alex shared the secrets of film-making process, and the principles he uses in his work.
A rock concert took place on July 27. 2013 in Royal Pub in Dushanbe. See the photo reportage from the event and the video of the band that i concider was the best at the event Monday City (sorry for the sound, i had no good mic with me)
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Japanese photography critic Kotaro Iizawa’s curated global traveling photo exhibition made its way to Central Asia in July 2013.
From July 3rd – 21st, in Tajikistan’s capital city Dushanbe, the Embassy of Japan, together with the National Library of Tajikistan and Japan Foundation, hosted the photo exhibition “Tohoku — Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers.”
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After I have read the post Graffiti in Dushanbe like the rock art of cavemen, say residents by my compatriot Roma Buryak, i got interested in the writing about the street art. I would like to reveal more the topic of Tajik version of the street art and go deeper in the analysis. I have started collecting the material and talking to people and hopefully soon i will share the results.
Dushanbe Gurminj museum of Musical instruments continues to present Tajik traditional music in its premises. This time family music traditions are presented by Family ensemble of Abdumajid Avezov from Panjrud village (Zerafshan) and Hotam Pulodov, master of dutor (two strings music instrument).
Nowadays, it is not uncommon to see young men in Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, sporting a fist’s length of beard, or women donning a satr (headscarf) in an “Arabic” style. Ask them why, and they will profess that they are simply adhering to their faith as Muslims – and to the principles of democracy.
Editor’s note: NewEurasia continues publications of stories, that were written by students during workshop “Culture and History – Tajikistan-2013″. Now we are glad to present the story of Zarina Oripova.