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In the wake of 8th of March,Tajikistan
Written by , Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2014 – 22:15 | No Comment

Not everybody knows,  but the celebration of 8th of March as we used to it under the title “International women’s day” is not celebrated in Tajikistan since 2009.What we celebrate on 8th of March is called now, after the presidential decree “Mother’s day”. In this article I would like shortly recalled how we renamed the day, what we want to say by this action and what we finally have.

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Book “Letters from Tajikistan”
Written by , Thursday, 13 Mar, 2014 – 14:17 | No Comment

Book under the title Letters from Tajikistan has been produced in Dushanbe. In the foreword of the book it is written:

 The book contains letters that presently live or was living in Tajikistan. The authors of the letters are the representatives of
different docial groups, believes, professions and age. The texts of the letters are presented in original format with the maintains of the style and
without editing. All the letters for specially provided for the book.

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Battlefield – contemporary art in Tajikistan
Written by , Thursday, 6 Mar, 2014 – 8:14 | No Comment

NewEurasia publishes original research of Tajik curator, art critic and manager Farukh Kuziev

The goal of this critical analysis is to evaluate the phenomenon that has been widely discussed and yet has hardly ever taken place in Tajikistan. Contemporary art in Tajikistan will be discusses here not from the aesthetic point of view, but more in terms of the cultural policies on which it is contingent. The main actors of these policies are curators and art managers. This article will also attempt to draw the line between processes in culture and other sociopolitical tendencies in Tajikistan. I will present opinions and facts as an insider who has been involved in this sector for the last 7 years. I will also bring examples of specific contemporary art institutions such as Dushanbe Art Ground, where I worked for 3 years.

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Virtual V.V. Shishkin
Written by , Thursday, 27 Feb, 2014 – 20:53 | No Comment

On February 26th National museum of Tajikistan has hosted a“virtual” excursion devoted to live and art of famous Russian  painter Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. The facebook page of the museum informed that  the original of one of the Shishkin’s works will be exhibited during the virtual excursion.

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Forum theatre is back to Tajikistan
Written by , Sunday, 23 Feb, 2014 – 16:58 | One Comment

I have already written about forum theatre (theatre of oppressed) training that took place in Dushanbe in 2013. And now in 2014 that initial initiative is getting its development.

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Dushanbe Ethno-Jazz Festival 2014
Written by , Monday, 17 Feb, 2014 – 6:36 | Comments Off

Dushanbe Ethno-Jazz Festival 2014 was announced in Tajikistan. The festival has become traditional for Dushanbe since 2009. The event possible thanks to Swiss cooperation office n Tajikistan, Bactria Cultural centre and Tajik national conservatory after T. Sattorov.

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Tajik music concert in Washington DC
Written by , Friday, 14 Feb, 2014 – 7:33 | Comments Off

Good news for those who are in Washington DC now. There will be a concert of Daler Nazarov devoted to  Navruz  celebration  on March 1st, 2014. The concert is hosted by George Washington University and organized by Tajik American Culture Association.

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“Girl Rising” in Dushanbe
Written by , Friday, 31 Jan, 2014 – 8:38 | No Comment

On 22nd  of January Javonon Cinema of Dushanbe has hosted  a  film screening Girl Rising by Richard E. Robbins. The film is telling about the importance of education for girls through telling personal stories of nine girls that were born poverty.

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Forum theatre against domestic violence
Written by , Thursday, 23 Jan, 2014 – 20:26 | No Comment

With a little delay I  post an article by Tajik journalist Nisso Azizova who talks about the event against domestic violence and the law adopted.

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Defenders of their poverty
Written by , Wednesday, 22 Jan, 2014 – 11:05 | No Comment

Tajik journalist Sergei Chutkov presents a story “Shamed by being workers?” from the series of “Defenders of their poverty” special for NewEurasia.net

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