We end our week of musical explorations in Kyrgyzstan with the future. Kyrgyzstan may be geographically distant from western nations that generate most of the world’s most popular music, but today human beings are only as far away from all others as their iPhone. Generations of “distant” musicians are growing up with instant access to everything, and they are going to amaze and enlighten us with the international cross-pollination of culture that results. As in this video, that means Kygryz musicians will now forever have the chance to fall in love with global pop music, Latin dance and all the super-fun features of their new video effects program.
Next week we see this principle in action as we visit the Russian republic of Tuva.