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25 Years of Independence: Celebrating the Kyrgyz Journey through Jazz

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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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Thursday, September 15, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

6th Floor Dining Room

Directions

Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: 202.691.4000

kennan@wilsoncenter.org

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