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25 Years of Independence: Celebrating the Kyrgyz Journey through Jazz

Please join us for an evening of entertainment and enlightenment with Kyrgyzstan’s leading jazz band, Salt Peanuts. Their performance will showcase the strong bond between the US and Kyrgyz people and their shared love for jazz — music that was once forbidden under Soviet rule. Salt Peanuts' performance will include elements of Kyrgyz and American music to tell the story of the Republic’s nomadic culture, aspirations, and freedoms.

Date & Time

Sep. 15, 2016
5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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25 Years of Independence: Celebrating the Kyrgyz Journey through Jazz

Please join us for an evening of entertainment and enlightenment with Kyrgyzstan’s leading jazz band, Salt Peanuts. Their performance will showcase the strong bond between the US and Kyrgyz people and their shared love for jazz — music that was once forbidden under Soviet rule. Salt Peanuts' performance will include elements of Kyrgyz and American music to tell the story of the Republic’s nomadic culture, aspirations, and freedoms.

The performance will be opened with a reception and welcoming remarks from Ambassador Kadyr M. Toktogulov, and Wilson Center Vice President of Programs Blair Ruble.

For more information about the band, please watch this short video or read this article in The Economist about their visit. 

Presented in collaboration with the the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the U.S.A. & Canada.


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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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