Saturday, August 1, 2009

Central Asian Culture

I'll admit that here in wildly diverse Utah we don't have to ton of easy opportunities to absorb Kaz culture, but this week we had a wonderful chance to learn about Central Asian music and dance at a Red Butte Gardens family concert. Judging by my mortifyingly enthusiastic face in this photo, we must have had a really good time. The girls in the picture are wearing costumes from Uzbekistan, but we won't quibble over details since Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are neighbors - cultural beggars can't be choosers!

The concert was great, the dancers were delightful, and a good time was had by all. Most of us agreed that the best part was the sparkly Uzbek outfits in this picture, although I think that the highlight for Ben (besides feeding the goldfish in the pond) was playing the spoons from Turkey. Who can say no to a children's Turkish spoon circle? Not my child!

1 comment:

The Fox Den said...

I love that you found out about the festival!


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