Zere, ZVUK and Central Asia’s bold new voices
Publisher |
BBC
Media Type |
audio
Podknife Tags |
Arts
News & Politics
Categories Via RSS |
Society & Culture
Publication Date |
Aug 17, 2019
Episode Duration |
00:27:25
Meet the ground breaking artists speaking up for Kyrgyz women through video. The film maker Elnura Osmonalieva and the musician Zere on how they’re taking on gender based violence in Kyrgyzstan through their work. It’s been described as an Uzbek Game of Thrones. The writer Hamid Ismailov shares the story behind his latest book The Devil’s Dance and reveals how one of its central characters was inspired by one of Uzbekistan’s most celebrated writers, the poet, Chulpon. Have you heard of ZVUK? The Kazakh techno DJ, Nazira Kassenovat tells us how the DIY music collective are changing the underground club scene in Almaty by creating a safe and inclusive space for a new generation. Plus he just might be Central Asia’s answer to Justin Bieber; the pop star Dimash on why he makes music. Presented by Catharina Moh

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