Talented Kyrgyz citizens won prizes at the II Open Central Asia Book Forum and Literature Festival in the United Kingdom. Read the full story »
On November 2nd, 2013 Dushanbe Cinema house has hosted concert of masters of folk music of mountainous regions of Tajikistan. The concert has become the final event of the project “Promotion and preservation of the music heritage of the mountainous regions of Tajikistan” realized by Cultural Centre “Asha” (Dushanbe) and supported by The Christensen Fund.
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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.
This week, Beyond Moscow is celebrating Kyrgyzstan!
Found on The Moscow Times Facebook page, posted on August 27th, 2013, is the public album “Almaty: Big Apple of Central Asia.” The digital folder hosts a series of photographs that celebrate Kyrgyzstan—its people, city and culture—from a woman feeding birds near Zenkov Cathedral to a vibrat market where colorful dried fruits and nuts are displayed. Via Facbeook, the album is described as:
“Almaty sweeps its foreign visitors into a non-stop whirlwind of surprises. The city’s name literally means “apple town,” and it lives up to this Big Apple status to the fullest.”
One of the most well-known photographers from Uzbekistan, Anzor Bukharskiy, analyzed Uzbek method of creating music videos on his Facebook page, and has revealed popular cliches. We publish this analyze with the kind permission of the author. Read the full story »
The age of digital photography has been characterised by a few well-documented and often discussed phenomena such as a wide access to hi-tech equipment, ‘visual turn’ (as opposed to the earlier ‘linguistic turn’), the role of social networks (both as the means for dissemination of photographic work and as an ego-bolstering exercise) and so on.
Thanks to his encounter with Barchin, Karajan has discovered the horrible truth of his own connection to the political upheavals and devastation plaguing the land. He vows to seek justice.
Karajan mounted his horse, saying to Barchin,
“My mind became upset on this field.
Kungrats are in a revolt over their honor,
and when the owner arrives from the land of Baysun
Taysha Khan will be in trouble.
Mounting horses from every direction,
countless Kalmaks died in Isfahan.
When I look, I see that your house is on fire Taysha.
Valiant Alpamysh arrived from the land of Baysun.
When the roses of the garden wilt before the ninety days of winter,
when my time is up, the appointed hour cannot be deferred,
all my limbs [shall be] devastated.
When he was our guest for the six days,
Padishah, hear that I am crying,
draining my life away,
consuming my sustenance at every stage of my travelling,
eating my nine camels,
even when the Kalmak could not eat one baby camel.”
Thus, Karajan was displaying his degree of friendship towards Alpamysh.
“Hear me, Taysha Khan!
If you had nine camels eaten at every stage of travel,
you cannot keep it up until the end of time.
Won’t you admit that!
You are an impostor!
When I listen to the God in the morning,
I become angry and [vow to] take your head!
You will die doing what you have always done!
Of all your bad deeds, you do the worst to me!
You have imprisoned my father and mother!”