ICH Story

ICH Story

  • Southeast Asia has musical traditions for which the region can be described to have a massive cultural wealth of sounds. From the gongs of Vietnam to the woodwind Khaen of Laos to stringed pear- or boat-shaped instruments of Thailand and Indonesia, communities in Southeast Asia have all that.​
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  • 600km away from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, Boysun is the place surrounded by high canyon and valleys. Either you approach northerly from Termez, the city which is bordering with Afghanistan as the southernmost part of Uzbekistan or you run southward from Tashkent, you have to pass this rough and beautiful wonder.​
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  • Some people say orteke is a street theatre, others might claim it is a musical instrument, some would see it as a decorative art, and children perceive it as a toy and use for entertainment. The truth is that all of the statements are correct, orteke is everything altogether. It is an indigenous Kazakh performing art that combines theater, music, and puppetry. You may notice it from the introductory words of one of the masters in the video. He did not give single-worded description of orteke, because it is simply impossible.​
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  • Humanity was originally nomads. And then they began to live in settlement about 10,000 years ago. Today, not so many ethnic groups lead nomadic life on earth. Mongolia, located in the heart of Central Asia, is the place where has protected the tradition of long nomads’ culture.​
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