March 31, 2008
A smash hit at the 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Roksonaki pioneered the creation of a unique sound that integrates ancient Kazakh instrumentation with contemporary rock and jazz using motifs drawn from Eurasia's indigenous religious traditions. This tour gives lucky audiences an opportunity to learn about Central Asian culture directly from the source. It also launches Mosaiqa Records, a new label featuring Central Eurasia's most exciting performing artists.
A program of the Central Asian Cultural Exchange, with collaboration from the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States of America. Generously supported by Air Astana, Lancaster Group, Kazakh-American Business Association, Keleshek Kazakhstan Public Foundation, Turkish Airways