Culture & People

Foreign visitors are often invited to a wide range of celebrations, from holidays to weddings. This is especially true in the south. Beyond special events, you never know what you will see when it comes to local culture. For an example from southeastern Khatlon, watch this short film by the ethnomusicologist Federico Spinetti that alternates between a harvest and a funeral, tying it all together with song and music:

Harvests are usually a communal activity, and they also double as enjoyable social events if they are smaller scale.

This page is under construction, and will by next summer have a full range of photos, suggestions and advice for engaging in social activities with locals in the south.