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Prog rock from Tashkent
Written by , Wednesday, 9 Apr, 2014 – 16:11 | No Comment

NewEurasia continues to acquaint its readers with the various rock bands from Uzbekistan, and festival IlkhomRockFest, which is regularly held in Tashkent, is helps us.

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“Metod Tika” – a young rock band from Uzbekistan
Written by , Wednesday, 12 Mar, 2014 – 10:28 | No Comment

Again IlkhomRockFest! A new show was held in Tashkent on 1 March. Young rock band “Metod Tika” has performed a great gig called “Uncomfortable Zone”.

Find more about their music on Metod Tika official Facebook page.

Special photo report by Relisa Granovsakya:

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Odysseus will speak in Uzbek
Written by , Tuesday, 4 Mar, 2014 – 9:11 | No Comment

While “Novellazia” contest for Central Asian writers continues, the first translation of “The Odyssey” in Uzbek was published in Uzbekistan.

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Spring comes to Tashkent
Written by , Monday, 24 Feb, 2014 – 11:25 | No Comment

On March 1 Tashkent will held two interesting cultural events that we recommend to visit to our readers. “Ilkhom” theater will open its doors for a concert of rock band “Metod Tika” and gallery “Art’n'Fact” will start an exhibition “Myths and Legends of the East” by Alexander Barkovsky.

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Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards in Uzbekistan
Written by , Friday, 14 Feb, 2014 – 7:43 | No Comment

The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent is bringing one of America’s folk musical traditions to Uzbekistan. The all-women American band Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards will perform at Uzbekistan State Conservatory in Tashkent on February 19 at 18:00 and the Ferghana Drama Theater in Ferghana city on February 21 at 16:00.

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Despot’s diplomatic sports at Sochi
Written by , Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014 – 15:53 | No Comment

Islam Karimov in the top right corner. Screen-cap from

In politicians’ eyes, sports ain’t just about sports. And Olympic Games ain’t just about Olympic spirit either. It’s never been before Sochi and won’t be afterwards.

Let’s put aside all the concerns and controversies of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and think it via “what-opportunities-will-it-open-for-Uzbekistan” approach.

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VM bar is closed
Written by , Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014 – 9:52 | No Comment

At Last Friday police conducted a raid on one of the few remaining in Tashkent “informal clubs.” Visitors of the “Vertical World” bar were forced to take horizontal position by police.

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Journalists and others arrested at Euromaidan protest in Tashkent – UPDATE
Written by , Thursday, 30 Jan, 2014 – 10:45 | 4 Comments

28 January photograph from Alex Ulko's Facebook account of a pro-EuroMaidan protest by Ulko and others who were arrested.

What happens when you mix Kiev politics with Tashkent security? Disaster.

In Tashkent last night (29 January), police detained (or arrested, it’s not really clear) Timur Karpov, a journalist with; his mother Umida Akhmedova, a well-known social photographer; Alex Ulko, one of our best culture bloggers who also happens to be the son of Gregory Ulko; Ashot Danielyan, a musician; Ilgar Gasymov, who according to his Facebook account is a Ukrainian living in Uzbekistan; and Gul’sum Osmanova.

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Сlown deviation
Written by , Monday, 27 Jan, 2014 – 9:23 | No Comment

According to tradition, to celebrate the birthday of its founder, Mark Weil, who died tragically in 2007, “Ilkhom” theater presented a special gift. That gift was prepared by young actors and actresses, students of the Studio of Dramatic Art “Ilkhom”.

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Old New Stasik
Written by , Wednesday, 15 Jan, 2014 – 10:02 | No Comment

Tashkent rock fans celebrated the New Year with a big concert “Old New Stasik” ​​during  IlkhomRockFest.

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