The Ari Roland Jazz Quartet Completes Tour in Turkmenistan

July 9, 2019, Ashgabat – American jazz group the Ari Roland Jazz Quartet completed its tour in Turkmenistan, treating audiences in Ashgabat to a concert and jam session with local artists from Turkmenistan. The Quartet visited Turkmenistan June 26 – July 3, 2019, for a series of workshops and concerts, reaching around 1600 people. Ambassador …

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U.S. Embassy Annual Summer Film Screenings Highlighted 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing

Ashgabat, June 20, 2019 – On June 16, the U.S. Embassy concluded its annual Summer Film Screenings. More than 4,500 people attended film screenings at theaters in Turkmenabat, Mary, Ashgabat, Dashoguz, Balkanabat, and Turkmenbashy. The Summer Film Screenings ran from June 1 to June 16 and showcased three recent American blockbusters about space, in honor …

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American Film Experts Present Documentary Films in Ashgabat

Ashgabat, November 14, 2018 – On Sunday, November 18, the U.S. Embassy will sponsor screenings of three critically-acclaimed independent documentary films, at Ashgabat Cinema, followed by a Q&A session with American film experts. Leading up to the event, three American film experts—director James Q. Chan, filmmaker Tim Skousen, and American Film Showcase representative Jennifer Phan—will …

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U.S. Embassy Brings American Musicians to Holiday Concert in Ashgabat

Ashgabat, December 22, 2017 – The U.S. Embassy is sponsoring a fourth and final trip by four musicians from the United States to work with the Turkmen National Conservatory, culminating in a joint concert on Saturday, December 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Magtymguly National Music and Drama Theatre. The concert will feature American classics, …

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U.S. Embassy Helps Preserve Traditional Music Recordings for Posterity

Ashgabat, November 29, 2017 – Yesterday U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Kami Witmer celebrated the completion of a joint project with the National Conservatory of Turkmenistan to restore and digitize recordings of traditional Turkmen music. In 2012 the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat awarded a grant to the National Conservatory to help preserve endangered music for posterity and …

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U.S. Embassy Presents Recent American Films in Annual Summer Film Screenings

Ashgabat, June 30, 2017 – On July 1 the U.S. Embassy kicks off its seventh annual Summer Film Screenings, featuring three recent American blockbusters. The films will be shown in July at theaters in Ashgabat, Balkanabat, Dashoguz, Mary, Turkmenbashi, and Turkmenabat. U.S. Embassy personnel will introduce the films and greet visitors before and after the screenings. Arrival, …

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Developing cultural ties between the U.S. and Turkmenistan through the Circus Arts

May 30-June 5, 2017 three American circus experts conducted a productive week-long workshop session for the students of the only school of circus arts in Turkmenistan – the Turkmen State Institute of Culture. This collaboration extended to the professional circus artists at the Turkmen State Circus which has concluded with the first joint circus performance …

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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Women’s History Month Concert on March 17

Ashgabat, March 13, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy is sponsoring three American music experts to work for a week with the State Symphony Orchestra of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan, culminating in a joint concert on Friday, March 17 at the Magtymguly National Music and Drama Theatre. The American musicians are traveling to Turkmenistan …

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Music Program Celebrates Central Asian Independence, Highlights Regional Connections within the C5+1 Framework

Ashgabat, October 7, 2016 – Tomorrow, October 8, 2016 at 19:00, 24 musicians and composers from across Central Asia and the United States will perform on one stage at the Mukamlar Palace of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Central Asian independence. This music program – Playing Together: …

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U.S. Embassy Shares American Culture Through Annual Summer Film Screenings in Turkmenistan

All of the films will be shown in Russian with English subtitles and are open to the public free of charge. The films will be screened according to the following schedule: Ashgabat – “Ashgabat” Cinema Hall Saturday, July 9 at 12:00– Inside Out (cartoon) Saturday, July 9 at 15:00 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens …

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Turkmenistan Loans Important Art Objects to Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Two representatives of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Assistant Curator at the Department of Islamic Art Ms. Martina Rugiadi and Conservator Ms. Janis Mandrus, will visit Ashgabat April 6-13 to prepare the shipment of more than a dozen Seljuq-era artifacts from museums in Turkmenistan to New York City. An exhibition titled “Court …

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