Culture Night in the Land of Manas

Posted by on February 22, 2013

I’m not just all about travel, you know.

I’m also, like, cultured and stuff!

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Reeling in the Crowds.

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Tag team.

Which is how I ended up at a sweet gala show in the Bishkek Philharmonic building.

Shashtar Sisters

Shashtar Sisters.

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Dancing Queens.

To be honest, I had no idea which songs were Kyrgyz and which were other Central Asian languages. The Italian opera numbers were clearly neither.

Film Star

Foreign Film Star.

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Kyrgyz Conga Line?

Regardless of comprehension, though, it was a great night out and a big change from a standard backpackers’ experience of a city.

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Qalpak Kid.

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Future Diva?

See, experiences like these are the joys of being settled in one place for a while!

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Closing Acts.

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Flag-waving fun.

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