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:
While “Novellazia” contest for Central Asian writers continues, the first translation of “The Odyssey” in Uzbek was published in Uzbekistan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Lenta.ru; 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.
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”.
Recently I was surprised to find that in 1976 the great Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni was going to take off his new movie in Uzbekistan. Moreover, the script was prepared and approved. Antonioni personally visited Uzbekistan, choosing locations for filming. The film was to be called “The Parable of the kite.”