Toktogul Satylganov: People’s Artist of Kyrgyzstan

Toktogul Satylganov was a great composer, poet, akyn (singer-improviser), and komuzist (someone who plays komuz, a traditional Kyrgyz musical instrument). Satylganov rendered a great contribution to the Kyrgyz culture. He sang about hardships of the common people, and he is...

ICH Meets Students in Mongolia

The 2018 Central Asian ICH Film Festival was held from 29 to 31 August 2018 at the Mongolian Art Gallery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It was organized by ICHCAP and hosted by the Foundation for the Protection of Natural and Cultural...

Nomadic Horse Games in Kyrgyzstan

Prevalent in Kyrgyzstan, the horse symbolizes nomadic culture. The country’s folk literature reflects how the Kyrgyz people harmoniously live with the animal. For example, in Manas, the epic poem, the hero was inseparable from his horse, Ak-Kula, in every battle...

Central Asian ICH Shines in Mongolia

The 2018 Central Asian ICH Film Festival will be held from 29 to 31 August 2018 at the Mongolian Art Gallery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Organized by ICHCAP and hosted by the Foundation for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage...

The Kyrgyz Shyrdagy Festival

The Kyrgyz Shyrdagy Festival was inaugurally organized  in 2010 by felt carpets producers in Kyrgyzstan, after UNESCO inscribed the traditional Kyrgyz felt carpets ala-kiyiz and shyrdak into the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. The festival...

Central Asian ICH Videos to be Aired

Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) shapes contemporary life in many ways. Videos on how that happens in four Central Asian countries and Mongolia will be aired on TV. ICHCAP and Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) have signed a distribution agreement on fifty...

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