Niezwykłe rzeczy przechodzą przez łącza dyplomatyczne. Szansa dla bezrobotnych krytyków?

Bangui, Central African Republic, 2009

„[American pianist William] Phemister’s performance included classical works, from composers such as Bach and Brahms, and American music from several eras, including several pieces by ragtime composer Scott Joplin. His technical skills, especially his outstanding dynamics, coupled with interesting and witty commentary assured the full attention from the various audiences, many of whom had never before heard a live performance of classical or American music. During the Joplin selections, every foot in the room was tapping.”

(Piękna puenta!)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 2007

The show itself consisted of – to Western ears – sensory assaulting modernized folk songs and dances with Moog-balalaikas and polyester gold lame national costumes. Ironically, one of the show’s highlights was a string ensemble’s version of the Beatles’ classic, „Money Can’t Buy You Love.” The televised emission showed a visibly bored Putin, an apparently asleep Nazarbayev and a nervous-looking Berdimuhammedov.

Więcej zbiegów muzyki i dyplomacji w WikiLeaks wyłapała Marcia AdairSwoje dwa grosze dorzucił też Alex Ross.



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