The sky is grey and windy, and the air peppered by occasional faint wisps of snow. The earth, however, yawns with the first shoots of verdant green. Today is the fourth anniversary of Kyrgyzstan’s second revolution. Mustafa Coşkun, an anthropologist with the Max Planck Institute, and I took a walk to Ala-Too Square to see how the Kyrgyz commemorate the event.
These days the National Museum of Tajikistan is hosting its new exhibition. Our blogger Loki has visited the openning of the exhibition and made a photo report.
This is how Nowruz was celebrated at Dushanbe racetrack – the main venue selebration venue of the country
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:
Exhibition dedicated to the 45th anniversary of creative activity and 70th birthday of Bolotbek Dzhumakanov was held in the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev in Bishkek.
From February 22 to March 14 a unique exhibition “Japanese dolls” is held at the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev. Organizer of the event is the Japanese Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The working process on a monument to the People’s Artist of the USSR, a movie actor and artist Suimenkul Chokmorov is going at full drive in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is planned to open the monument this fall for the 75th anniversary of the deceased artist. Work on the future monument is going already the third year in a rented room of one of the Bishkek schools.
Regional forestry inspectors walk through a rehabilitated gold mine near Terek Sai village in the Chatkal region of Kyrgyzstan. These inspectors assist with ecological control and patrol for unlicensed hunters, illegal miners, and timber harvesters in the region. A contributor to conflicts between communities and international gold companies is the potential for environmental damage. This company and the Ministry of Forestry have rehabilitated more than 70 hectacres of land by planting fruits and other trees in 2009. Local geologists have calculated that there are nearly 100 tons of buried gold in this region.
In late January the concert “Music is the soul of nation” was held in Bishkek in the framework of the Program organized by the International Public Foundation “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative”. First time the topic of the Program was Korea, and this time the concert was dedicated to Ukraine with all the colorful diversity of its culture. Folk dances, folk, pop and romance music, and much more performances were shown on the stage.
Tashkent rock fans celebrated the New Year with a big concert “Old New Stasik” during IlkhomRockFest.
Exhibition of the Kyrgyz folk artist, Taalay Kurmanov, who is a Master with capital “M”, is held in Bishkek at the Exhibition Hall of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Union of Artists “The Oak Park” named after S.A. Chuikov.