Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Entries Tagged as 'Dushanbe'

“They Think Drums Are Not for Women”

November 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on “They Think Drums Are Not for Women”

I first became aware of Tajikistan’s tiny rock scene this past summer, when I read this dispatch about the straight-edge, black-metal band Al-Azif. I am always drawn to stories about artists who create despite hardship, and so I was naturally intrigued by the band’s zeal for playing Western music in such an oppressively conservative country. […]


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Fortress Queens

November 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Fortress Queens

The situation in Queens is getting a might chippy, as once again both schools and local trains are closed. The enforced isolation would be more tolerable if I wasn’t slated to skip town for a Wired assignment tomorrow. I fear greatly for the sanity of the Grand Empress, who shall be all alone here with […]


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