US musical group Humming House tours Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT (TCA) — The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat has announced that the American musical group Humming House will be visiting Turkmenistan between October 24 and 31 for a series of workshops and concerts throughout the Central Asian country.

The Humming House band, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2011, plays a style of music known as “indie folk,” which fuses together an assortment of genres, including soul and bluegrass. The quintet has performed at over 500 shows, including festivals, tours with nationally renowned American musicians and a tour of Central Asia earlier this year.

While in Turkmenistan, Humming House will offer a series of workshops as well as four public concerts in different cities of Turkmenistan. All of the concerts are free and open to the public. Dates and times are as follows:

Turkmenabat – Concert at the State Music and Drama Theater of Lebap Named After S. Seidi
Thursday, October 25, 18:30

Ashgabat – A Joint Concert with a Quartet from the Turkmen National Conservatory at Watan Concert and Cinema Hall
Saturday, October 27, 18:30

Balkanabat – Concert at the State Drama Theater of Balkan Named After S. Turkmenbashy
Sunday, October 28, 18:30

Turkmenbashy – Concert at the Concert Hall of the Cultural and Sports Complex of the Oil Refineries Complex
Monday, October 29, 18:30

The Government of Turkmenistan engages with the United States in many areas, including cooperation in border and regional security programs, educational and cultural exchanges, and English-language training.

Sergey Kwan

TCA

Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
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Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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