Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Oct 1st 2014 to Oct 20th 2014
  • PRACTICE : Musician/Composer
  • FROM : Kyrgyzstan
  • MEMBER OF OneBeat 2014

Askat Jetigen Uulu is a Bishkek-based Komuz player and composer. At only 20, he has established himself as a prodigious performer and prolific organizer. He currently serves as musical director for Ordo Sakhna, a theatre dedicated to supporting traditional Kyrgyzstani folk music. He is also an teacher at Ustatshakirt Plus, a school and concert center presenting eclectic ensembles from around the world. Last year, a concert of his original compositions premiered in Bishkek in partnership with Kyrgyzstan’s Aga Khan Trust for Culture.