Musical Performance & Reading: Epic Poetry and Music from the Kyrgyz Republic

Fri, March 10, 2006 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts Presents

Friday, March 10, 2006, 8:00 PM

A Thousand Years on the Silk Road: Epic Poetry and Music from the Kyrgyz Republic


Rysbai Isakov, Epic Singer Akylbek Kasabolotov, Musician Dr. Helen Faller, Anthropologist

A unique opportunity to learn about Central Asian culture directly from two immensely talented Kyrgyz performers, who have traveled to the US expressly for the purpose of participating in the Central Asian University Residencies Program. Rysbai Isakov, a laureate epic singer, will perform episodes from the Kyrgyz national epic Manas, the longest in the world at over half a million lines. Akylbek Kasabolotov, a member of Kyrgyzstan’s Tengir Too Ensemble, will share his country’s unique nomadic musical traditions. Dr. Helen Faller, an anthropologist specializing in Central Asia, provides cultural background and contextualization.

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