Region Boysun – Immaterielles Weltkulturerbe

Vier erlebnisreiche Tage verbringe ich in dieser landschaftlich wie kulturell hochinteressanten Region. Mit dem Nachtzug Tashkent - Termez fahre ich direkt ohne Umstieg bis ins Dorf Derbent.  Sobir Turdikulov vom Gästehaus „Sitorai Darband“ – „Sterne von Derbent“ - holt mich am Bahnhof ab. Nachdem ich mich kurz im gut ausgestatteten Gästehaus ausgeruht und das ausgiebige … Region Boysun – Immaterielles Weltkulturerbe weiterlesen

A surprising meeting with Hasan Umarov in Kokand

My second day in Uzbekistan and Kokand in the Ferghana Valley took a surprising turn. I just solved my mobile internet problem. Coming from the Ucell Store and thinking what to do next I just walked around and found myself infront of the Applied Art Museum wondering if it might be interesting and even possible … A surprising meeting with Hasan Umarov in Kokand weiterlesen

A 1200 km journey on a horseback to see the sacred Buddhist places

This summer a big event happened in Kalmykia (Oirat Mongolian republic in the European south of Russian Federation), when more than 60 people saddled their horses and took part in Horse riding festival “Daichin Tengri”, to ride more than 1000km and visit sacred places. The festival was organized by a group of young people, who … A 1200 km journey on a horseback to see the sacred Buddhist places weiterlesen

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

«Muras» ensemble

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, … «Muras» ensemble weiterlesen