The first part is over, but more to come…

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Summer ends, but this story is like music – never-ending. It was lots of work, new discoveries, new people, new meetings, impressions, emotions and excitement…

The first stage of the Playing Together project is over. The participants, trainers and musicians have arrived their homes all over the world safely. And in this photo-reportage we are going to share the the final days of the Academy in Bishkek.

Dhruba Ghosh (India)

Dhruba Ghosh (India)

Dhruba Ghosh (India)  and Sodirkhon Ubaidullaev (Tajikistan) during masterclasses

During masterclass with Sodirkhon Ubaidullaev, Academy’s participant from Tajikistan

Robert Black (United States) lost his bass during his trip to Brasil not long before the Academy in Bishkek...

Robert Black (United States) lost his bass during his trip to Brasil not long before the Academy in Bishkek… He plays Qomuz now

But we couldn't deprive Robert of his passion , and we've found another bass for him. Later he told us that his instrument was found and was on the way home...

But we couldn’t deprive Robert of his passion , and we’ve found another bass for him. Later he told us that his instrument had been found and was on the way home…

Our old friend Ted Levin (United States) also joined us in Bishkek.

Our old friend and known ethno-musicologist Ted Levin (United States) also joined us in Bishkek.

Right before the closing concert the Academy's folks had another field trip - this time to the mountains...

Right before the closing concert the Academy’s folks had another field trip – this time to the mountains…

On August 5 the Central Asian Academy of Contemporary Music wrapped up its first stage by presenting the highlights of the program in the Closing Concert. However, it is  fair to say that every day of this incredible project was a highlight.

Jeremy Thal (Englsih Horn United States) and Ravshan Tukhtamishev (Chang, Uzbekistan) during the Closing Concert.

Jeremy Thal (Englsih Horn, United States) and Ravshan Tukhtamishev (Chang, Uzbekistan) during the Closing Concert.

Trainers-musicians from the Omnibus Ensemble (Uzbekistan). Conductor Jakhongir Shukurov.

Trainers-musicians from the Omnibus Ensemble (Uzbekistan). Conductor Jakhongir Shukurov.

Playing Together: Participants and Trainers are sharing the same stage.

Playing Together: Participants and Trainers are sharing the same stage.

The summer is over, the Central Asian Academy of Contemporary Music is closed till November, 2015, when the project will enter its second phase and will travel around Central Asian major cities, presenting these magnificent musicians and sharing musical heritage of the entire region!

We all are looking forward to play and share more…

Yssyk-Kul

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