Osh Philharmonia concert
14th July : Fly to Osh, the main City in the South and part of the so called Silk Road.
We met the director of the Osh Philharmonia to make arrangements for the concert the next day. However we were told to go to the city cultural officer. He wanted to make sure we were not going to usurp the concert with material not suitable for the conservative Muslim population, unlike a group from Rotterdam had a number of years ago. We assured them that we played traditional Mongolian music, our own compositions and we were happy to collaborate with local artists. He seemed to be happy with this so the concert was going to take part. We just needed to find a musician/s to collaborate within one one day!