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Music business of Tajikistan
Written by , Tuesday, 29 Oct, 2013 – 8:02 | No Comment

In one of the previous posts I have already mentioned the media fellowship of Dushanbe based Bactria Cultural Centre. The fellowship is taking place from January to November 2013, and has an aim to give theoretical and practical knowledge on documentary films production to local young people.

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Japan Ikebana/Kmono Show in Dushanbe
Written by , Wednesday, 23 Oct, 2013 – 8:39 | No Comment

Bactria Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Tajikistan, has organized an ikebana presentation and kimono fashion show on Sunday 20th, October. This event celebrating Japanese culture was held at Ismaili Center, Dushanbe.

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Culture of Resistance in Dushanbe
Written by , Monday, 14 Oct, 2013 – 9:58 | No Comment

On October 2-3, 2013 a new season of cultural and educational events has opened in famous Dushanbe Art Ground. The season was opened with the screening of two documentaries: Culture of Resistance and The Suffering Grasses by U.S. and Brazilian director Iara Lee.

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“Winter” comes to an end in Almaty
Written by , Sunday, 6 Oct, 2013 – 8:22 | No Comment

A conference WINTER: Poetics and Politics that is the concluding conference organized within the framework of the Central Asian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale is presently taking place in Almaty (Kazakhstan).

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Chinese fair – exhibition in Dushanbe
Written by , Monday, 30 Sep, 2013 – 6:02 | No Comment

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.

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Reformat 13: The Festival of Videoart in Bishkek. Part 1
Written by , Wednesday, 25 Sep, 2013 – 10:02 | No Comment

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 »

Food Festival in Dushanbe
Written by , Tuesday, 24 Sep, 2013 – 10:27 | No Comment

“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.

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Hip-Hop by Havikoro and DJ Joe B in Dushanbe
Written by , Monday, 23 Sep, 2013 – 9:26 | No Comment

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.

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The Adventures of Latvians in Tajikistan. Part II.
Written by , Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 10:51 | One Comment

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.

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The Adventures of Latvians in Tajikistan. Part I.
Written by , Wednesday, 11 Sep, 2013 – 7:17 | One Comment

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.

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