Theater of Mark Weil “Ilkhom” presents two premiere performances in December – “Love, Death & Rock’nRoll” and “Night at the tavern East-West”. Each performance is the unique and eclectic project
Well-known Uzbek music video and film director Bokhodir Yuldashev posted trailer for his new film “Angel of Death” on Youtube
The second Open Central Asia Book Forum & Literature Festival was held between 7-11th November 2013 in both London and Cambridge. Following on from the first event, held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in 2012, the organisers focused on bringing the works of Central Asian authors and illustrators to the UK to give local audiences a taste of the talent that is emanating from the region.
The best rock festival in Central Asia - IlkhomRockFest, sounded like a thunder on 15 November in Tashkent!
In that day rock band “Origami wings” created special performance called ”Supersonic youth”.
Unprecedented scandals have rocked the Uzbek society, and split it in half this week. Empire of Gulnara Karimova was attacked by an unknown forces, and Canadian singer Lara Fabian has refused to sing on her event.
NewEurasia presents a new contributor: Rustam Rasulov, M.Litt in Central Asian Security Studies from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and MA in Political Science from the OSCE Academy in Kyrgyzstan. Now Rustam research on Environmental Security and its links in Central Asia at the Centre on Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
On October 10, 2013 United Nations Security Council extended the mandate of International Security Assistance Force’s presence in Afghanistan throughout the end of 2014 saying “the situation in the country still constitutes a threat to international peace and security”. What happens once ISAF will leave Afghanistan is an open-ended question with unavoidable and unpredictable implications to Central Asia. Interestingly, the degree of a threat emanating from Afghanistan is treated differently by Central Asian leaders.
Alex Ulko expressed his own opinion about the ArtWeek Style.uz project, which is organized by Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of the Uzbekistan president
The 7th season of popular rock festival “IlkhomRockFest” was opened on 5 October in Tashkent .
The bright rock-n-roll show, which was staged by BeKind band, has turned the stage of the theater “Ilkhom” to a real madhouse.
The festival of video-art and experimental cinema REFORMAT 13 has risen a few questions about the perspectives of these genres in the region. As I have already written in the first part of this article, the domination of documentary or documentary-based cinema can be explained by a number of reasons. However, one of the most important questions is still the same: what role does Orientalism play in the experimental cinema of the region? Is there a need to challenge orientalist perceptions and tendencies in art or should it be regarded as an essential part of the local artistic mentality?
Nargiz Zakirova, American singer of Uzbek origin, became the first sensation of the second season of Russian TV show “The Voice”.