New shows confirmed

New shows have been confimed for the approaching tour of Central Asia (and a few adjustments concerning some dates), se the new schedule below.

We’ll be visiting the Guns n’ Roses Pub in Almaty for an earlier gig before the late night show in Chukotka, good chances to listen to VED live in Almaty on the 1/5 – twice!

A second show in Bishkek has been added. At the Manas University, featuring the lovely Gulzada (check her out). Watch out Bishkek! Psychrock is coming your way!

And, we are happy to announce a rare show at the beautiful Iskander-kul Sanatorium in the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan. If you’re in the neighbourhood, pop in and say hello. If you’re not you can look at this picture below and listen to our newly released song.

 

 

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VED SWEEPING ACROSS CENTRAL ASIA

1/5 Guns n’ Roses Pub, Almaty, Kazachstan

1/5 Chukotka, Almaty, Kazachstan

2/5 Artishock, Almaty, Kazachstan

3/5 Husta Live Festival, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

4/5 Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

7/5 Music school of Osh, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

8/5 Lenin Square, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

11/5 Ilkhom Rock Fest, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

12/5 Ilkhom Theatre, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

15/5 Iskander-kul Sanatorium, Tajikistan

17/5 Gurminj Museum, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

18/5 Dushanbe Ethno-Jazz Festival, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Sweeping across Central Asia

On the 29th of april we are – as the first swedish orchestra so far – embarking on a three week tour of Central Asia. The trip will take us through the post-soviet states Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. In addition to roughly ten gigs on regular music venues and festivals we will also collaborate with local pop/rock musicians, folk musicians and among other things hosting an improvisation clinic for youths in a music school in Kyrgyzstan.

This tour/music exchange trip is a collaborative effort together with Centralasiengrupperna, a swedish politically and religiously independent organisation and has been made possible with the financial support of Statens Musikverk and Malmö Kulturstöd. The project is also being documented on film by Maciej Kalymon and Michael Cavanagh.

The idea and concept for this musical journey through Central Asia came a few years ago from our good friend Gustaf Sörnmo, an excellent trumpet player who’s been working with us in many projects in the past including VED. Starting out as some kind of joke this project soon transformed into dreams and now reality. Working for Centralasiengrupperna onsite in Central Asia since years back Gustaf has good connections in these countries and is functioning as our tour manager but will also join us on trumpet, flutes etc.

 

We would like to give a special thanks to all the people who are helping this project with their expertise; Regina, Mr Saidbek, Nikita and the Ilkhom Theatre – just to mention a few.

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In celebration of this great event we release this new song digitally together with Adrian Recordings:



Spotify link – VED – Erickson Indirect

Tour schedule (so far):

1/5 Chukotka, Almaty, Kazachstan

2/5 Artishock, Almaty, Kazachstan

3/5 Husta Live Festival, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

4/5 TBA, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

7/5 Music school of Osh, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

8/5 Lenin Square, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

11/5 Ilkhom Rock Fest, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

12/5 Ilkhom Theatre, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

16/5 TBA, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

17/5 Gurminj Museum, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

18/5 TBA, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

 

 Centralasien.org  Ilkhom.com

Adrianrecordings.com

 

 

 

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New pictures

Both VED and Captain Carpet and his Oriental Psychojugend have new crisp and beautiful pictures uploaded to the site, have a look:

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 We would like to express our utmost gratefulness to photographer Sæerún Norén for having us. Visit her here! www.saerun.com

Translated Italian review

Review from an Italian blog now translated to Swedish:

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