Bandistan has arrived and is Playing Together in New York!


We are happy to welcome the Bandistan Ensemble in New York. Eleven outstanding musicians landed in JFK airport last Sunday carrying music instruments from three Central Asian countries and bringing cultural and musical traditions extraordinaire to American audiences.

During coming 2 weeks the ensemble will be playing on different  stages around New York City, opening the tour by magnificent concert at Asia Society on July 14. The tour will be continued by the performances in the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on July 15, participation in Waterfront Celebration in Mott Haven / Port Morris, the Bronx on July 16 and improvisational concert in conjunction with the screening  of Sergey Paradjanov’s iconic film The Color of Pomegranate at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn on July 17. Click here for concert schedule.

After concerts and workshops in New York City Bandistan will travel to MassMOCA where the ensemble will participate in Bang on a Can’s Summer School of Contemporary Music.

Besides the intensive concert schedule the musicians participate in a number of meetings and workshops organized in cooperation with Jeremy Thal from Found Sound Nation. Guys took a tour of Juilliard School and Lincoln Center on their first day:


And traveled to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to have their first workshop with Frank London and Antony Coleman of Klezmatics.


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