Roger Deakin et al. in Almaty, Kazakhstan - at the end of the 1990's, in the morning

from Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees, pages 289–290:

Outside in the wide expanse of the Republiky Alangy, a wedding party is assembled on the steps of the Monument to Independence in bright sunshine.  A little folk-band with an accordion, a two-stringed dombra and a drum like an Irish bodrun plays Kazakh tunes.  Some of the wedding guests dance together, while others pose for photographs, all dressed to the nines in suits and ties or bright dresses.

cite as

Roger Deakin, Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (London, 2008), p. 289–290. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Almaty, Kazakhstan


Roger Deakin
documentary maker, environmentalist, school teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Kazakh folk music performed by a Kazhak folk band

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1990's, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 20 Aug 2022 16:48:34 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2022 11:52:18 +0100