Bishkek Kyrgyzstan’s Capital 29th June to 4th July.
29th June: With the help of felt clothing designer Aidai Asangulova and Nurjamal Asangulova we met Maksat Çakiev, the deputy minister of culture and he agreed to help us with venues in the various places we were scheduled to perform.
30th June : Ilona Sultanova our main organiser arranged a morning TV interview to introduce Candida & Michael publicise the tour, invite musicians and to advertise the first concert at the Bishkek Music Conservatory. Went to Positive Design Studio to create & print tour fliers in Kyrgyz, Russian & English.
1st July : Rehearsed for the concert next day. Printed Questionnaires written in Kyrgz, Russian and English. Collected Tour Flier.
2nd July : Rehearsed in the morning. Afternoon sound check. The concert at the conservatory went so well that Guldzada Riskilova a well known singer spontaneously came up at the end of the concert and we performed an improvisation. Our first collaboration. We were interviewed by a Kyrgyz Newspaper, BBC Kyrgyzstan and a radio station. We Importantly we met Jusup Aisaev & Zalina Kasymova who expressed great interest in collaborating with us.