“Ilkhom”, most famous Uzbek theater, never ceases to amaze his viewers. Yesterday “Ilkhom” presented unique premiere – performance “Ghosts” by Henrik Ibsen, staged by Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli. Just try to Imagine this performance: classic Norwegian play, staged by Turkmen director, with Uzbek, Russian, and American actors, in Russian language, with the support of the Indian Academy of Dramatic Art and Design. You can’t miss this cultural mix!
Editor’s note: Ded Moroz is alive in Uzbekistan! All of December different people tried to bury him – but he stays with us! See how Tashkent celebrates New Year at main square in special video report from our blogger Khayyam
While whole world expected Apocalypse on December 21, Tashkent enjoyed rock’n'roll from the band “Origami Wings”. “IlkhomRockFest” gathered full house of the “Ilkhom” theater, and all the fears connected with so-called “doomsday” inevitably melted!
You can find more information about Uzbek band “Origami Wings” in their page on Facebook, where you can also watch a video of this concert.
Photos by Munira Alimukhamedova
“Coca-Cola” company Christams truck appeared on the streets of Tashkent. Using the internationaly well-known anthem “Holidays are coming, holidays are coming”, red truck rides through the streets and handing out gifts to the surprised citizens. Read the full story »
Take a look at this video. What do you think, what year it was shooted? In 1975? In 1991? No, in 2011! This TV show on Uzbek TV channel «Forum», and it is our harsh reality.
In the Republic of Karakalpakstan, which is part of the Republic of Uzbekistan since the collapse of the USSR, authorities are once again forcing child labor on the cotton fields. In this region of one of the worst ecological disaster in the world and bad economical crisis, child labor aggravates the state of the Karakalpaks.
Headed by Elena Urlaeva, the activists of the Human Rights Alliance of Uzbekistan reported that from September to December in the areas of Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan there is continued use of child labor on the cotton fields. For example, in late October, activists saw elementary school students working on the fields of villages in Kashkadarya, and underage students working on the fields of many regions of Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan. Many children are severely ill and exhausted by the long hours of hard labor; they are not provided with health care, adequate food, and accommodation. Children work in conditions of fear and oppression, which is reflected in their psyche. This Fall, fortunately, the use of children to gather the harvest cotton has lessened from previous years.
NewEurasia’s special blogg Alex Ulko reports on the hard life of Uzbek labour migrants in Russia. “What I could not remember was whether Dante required those stuck in limbo to abandon hope or not,” he writes.
Right now only 4 days remains until the end of campaign, and business is not doing good!
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On October 5, 2012, the U.S. Embassy Tashkent observed the 11th Daniel Pearl World Music Days featuring Nasiba Abdullaeva, famous Uzbek singer, and Ofarin dance theatre.
This was the third time the U.S. mission to Uzbekistan hosted the annual event with a goal to spread the universal power of music in building tolerance and peace.
Daniel Pearl was an American journalist, Chief of the South Asia Bureau of the Wall Street Journal, and kidnapped and severely killed in February 2002 while reporting in Pakistan on alleged links between “shoe bomber” Richard Reid and al Qaeda.
Daniel was a talented musician who joined musical groups in every community he visited. He firmly believed in the power of music, as a force to unite people and spread messages of hope, against the culture of violence. Read the full story »
Editor’s Note: In the last few weeks, the Uzbek Facebook community has been roaring in laughter as a mysterious caricaturist unleashed his satirical vision of Uzbekistani society upon the social network. NewEurasia’s Eisenstein tells the amazing story and shares some of the hilarious art.
The Uzbek segment of Facebook is not the funniest place on earth. The state seeks to control all online social networks, so may users are afraid to use these platforms to speak their minds. But from time to time, there’s an explosion of satire.
The last two weeks, there’s been a craze among active Uzbek Facebook users about the “Uzbekistan Illustrated” page. It was launched on 17 October by an unknown artist, and in such a short time, it has gained enormous popularity. His page now has 2744 “likes”, and it seems that only the lazy aren’t participating in discussions on the page.
What is the basic idea of “Uzbekistan Illustrated”? Well, it’s actually really simple: make a new caricature everyday! Here are some of the choicest bits so far.