Music Department Residency Qyrq Qyz (Forty Girls)

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Music Department Residency Qyrq Qyz (Forty Girls)

Ancient epic of Central Asian “girl power” told through music, poetry and contemporary film.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Hopkins Center 114 Moore Theater
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Performances

As projected images transport us to the wind-scoured steppes of Central Asia, seven virtuosic young female bards from that region sing, recite and play traditional instruments to share an ancient oral epic of female courage and empowerment. A cutting-edge collaboration between two of Uzbekistan’s greatest contemporary artists—fi lmmaker Saodat Ismailova and composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky—Qyrq Qyz tells the story of 40 women warriors who defend their land against Persian invaders and establish a rule of justice and compassion.

English subtitles.

Co-presented with the Aga Khan Music Initiative.

Funded in part by the Wetzel Family Fund for the Arts.


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