A visit to the „Museum of National Musical Instruments“ in Almaty.

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 … A visit to the „Museum of National Musical Instruments“ in Almaty. weiterlesen

Meetings with Serik Nurmoldayev, director of „SNECC – Serik Nurmoldayev’s Ethnic Culture Center“ and his group „Steppe Sons“

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 … Meetings with Serik Nurmoldayev, director of „SNECC – Serik Nurmoldayev’s Ethnic Culture Center“ and his group „Steppe Sons“ weiterlesen

A visit to Aigerim Bekkali and „OYANU Premium Art of Central Asia“

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 … A visit to Aigerim Bekkali and „OYANU Premium Art of Central Asia“ weiterlesen

International Children’s Day in Almaty – June 1

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 … International Children’s Day in Almaty – June 1 weiterlesen

Astana – Baiterek, Ischimufer und Oper

Inzwischen bin ich wieder in Astana (Nur-Sultan). Diesmal wohne ich leider nicht so zentral. Die ideal gelegene Airbnb-Unterkunft vom ersten Aufenthalt war leider belegt. So wohne ich jetzt auch sehr schön, aber leider nicht so zentral im neuen Viertel um die Expo. Allerdings ist die nächste Bushaltestelle nicht weit und die Busse fahren sehr regelmäßig … Astana – Baiterek, Ischimufer und Oper weiterlesen