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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Performance Kyrgyz Epic Poetry and Music

Sat, February 25, 2006 • 7:00 PM • Prothro Theatre, Harry Ransom Center

A unique opportunity to learn about Central Asian culture directly from two immensely talented Kyrgyz performers, who have traveled to the US expressly for the purpose of participating in the Central Asian University Residencies Program. Rysbai Isakov, a laureate epic singer, will perform episodes from the Kyrgyz national epic Manas, the longest in the world at over half a million lines. Akylbek Kasabolotov, a member of Kyrgyzstana's Tengir Too Ensemble, will share his countrya's unique nomadic

A reception will take place at 5:30pm.

Sponsored by: The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Central Asian Cultural Exchange. Sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation, the

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