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Trip to Kazakhstan!!!

Posted by Janna on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Hello, my dear friends!!! I have many news ! Me and my band "Alliance" visited Kazakhstan in this month! We were working in Schuchinsk town at first about two weeks in casino, performing slow and lounge music every night. We were live together for all that time. 

I post all the photos and news about this trip on my facebook page here


​And now Alliance has fall apart, cause two guys returned home, they have another work and plans in their lives. But me and Alex decided to stay in Kazahstan to work and to try find new adventures here. Thanks to our friend who helps us to live here anyhow. I still can't believe that I flew away from Tashkent to another country and I hope that this adventure will continue and we could visit other countries too!!! I was always dreamed to go somewhere and now I've got it in the real life! I took my banjo with me, but still didn't played it couse I worked only as a singer in a band, but now when we stay alone I'll try to do anything interesting with banjo also! It seems that there aro no real banjo players in Kazakhstan too, some people say any musicians plays 6 string banjos like a guitar, but noone knows bluegrass musicians here... I know one man who wonted to learn how to play banjo here in Kazakhstan, but he still didn't play it, we became friends and I think we could meet. Now we stay in Astana - it's a capital city of Kazakhstan, trying to find any work. Our friend who took us here and helps, found the work for me and Alex here in Astana in karaoke night club, but I was so tired after the unsleepless night and after the train from Schuchinsk to Astana, so when they asked me to perform anything, I sang, but they didn't liked my performance, cause I was ill, veeeeery tired and hunger... So we must to do anything, they gave us one more chance and they want me to play banjo in club disco music style... Now Alex trying to compose any arrangements for banjo music in modern club style for the work. Hope we could do it together! It's too pity that our band mates are leave us alone, together we could work easier and faster, we had many completed songs and music to perform, but now we must work from the start...

I think it will be new band. I still hope we could record my album which was wrote in summer... But now so many changes in my life, it's real adventures, like in movies! Astana is very beautiful city, it's fantastic! 

4 comments on “Trip to Kazakhstan!!!”

Bart Veerman Says:
Friday, April 26, 2013 @8:27:40 AM

Wishing you all the best for a brighter future!!!

mainejohn Says:
Friday, April 26, 2013 @3:55:51 PM

I'm sure if you wanted to visit North America, you would have many Canadian and American sponsors that would vouch for you.

Janna Says:
Saturday, April 27, 2013 @9:33:43 AM

Today I played banjo in that club. It was really fun and I played good, I played mixed Foggy Mountain Breakdown with Creeple Creek with Banjolina trying to introduce unknown instrument also in Kazakhstan. But it seems the director of the club didn't liked it, and people didn't understood what is the banjo and bluegrass, I say the same story like it was before). So I'll my banjo still stay my hobby to play it just for fun at home when I'll have some free time. Maybe when I'll go to USA someday I'll play bluegrass with people who knows this music and who could teach me to play it and ask to play more American music!

strokestyle Says:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 @11:25:27 AM

Janna I wish you peace, happiness, contentment and banjo playing time:)

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