The multimedia project was created by the Paris based Uzbek director - Saodat Ismailova in 2017. This production was inspired by the Epic story of the Central Asian Amazons. In this play, young Central Asian female artists present songs and stories from a male-dominated Turkic tradition; they recount the epic of forty girls - teen-age … Continue reading Qyrq Qyz – Multimedia project
On my second last day in Almaty I visited the fantastic "Museum of National Musical Instruments". It is located very nicely in the Panfilov park and already the building itself is worth seeing. It was built beginning of the 20th century out of wood same as the Ascension Cathedral which can be found in the … Continue reading A visit to the “Museum of National Musical Instruments“ in Almaty.
The »Muras» is a music ensemble from Bishkek [Kyrgyzstan]. The group brought together multi-instrumental musicians playing instruments such as: Komuz, kyl-kyak, choir, sybyzgy, chopo-choor, temir ooz-komuz, zhygach ooz-komuz, dobulbas. Members of «Muras» Sherkul Sherik uulu - wind instruments, komuz, temir ooz-komuz, zhygach ooz-komuz;Temirlan Sovet uulu - wind instruments, temir ooz-komuz, zhygach ooz-komuz;Emilbek Ishenbekuulu - kyl-kyak, … Continue reading «Muras» ensemble
It was a great pleasure for me directly after arriving to Almaty to meet with Tokzhan Karatai. She is working with the Artischok Theatre in a very interesting project and right that time was in the small stage of the theater which is located in the same block as I am usually staying when I … Continue reading Almaty – meeting with Tokzhan Karatai
On my first day in Almaty I had an intensive and inspiring meeting with Serik Nurmoldayev, director of SNECC and on the same time musician of the Turan Ensemble. We discussed many issues. My relation to Kazakhstan, what is now one of the main focus countries of Kulteurasia has a lot to do with the … Continue reading Meetings with Serik Nurmoldayev, director of “SNECC – Serik Nurmoldayev’s Ethnic Culture Center” and his group “Steppe Sons”
I was very curious to meet Aigerim Bekkali as there are some parallels in Aigerims and my own story. Aigerim said "It all started in the fall of 2018, when we started with the promotion of the Uzbek group of artists Eski Shahar - Dilorom Mamedova, Abdukhakim Karimov and Dilmurod Yuldashev." For me also a … Continue reading A visit to Aigerim Bekkali and “OYANU Premium Art of Central Asia”
The International Children's Day on first of june is celebrated with several open air festivals in the countries of the former Soviet Union. On my first Uzbekistan trip nine years ago I stayed in Chiva on this day and I remember that the city was overcrowed with families with children doing a trip to the … Continue reading International Children’s Day in Almaty – June 1