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Askiya, the Art of Wit


Language: Uzbek subtitles Eng

Askiya is a genre of Uzbek verbal folk art that takes the form of a dialogue between two or more participants, who exchange witticisms around a particular theme. Bearers and practitioners, mainly men, must master the peculiarities of Uzbek language, and be able to improvise and reason quickly and skilfully, using humour and banter to great effect. The dialogues, although humorous, play an invaluable role in raising awareness of social tendencies and events, drawing attention to important issues through acute observation of daily life.


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Place/region: Uzbekistan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2014 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Republican Scientific-Methodological Center for Folk Art, Uzbekistan
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Rights: Republican Scientific-Methodological Center for Folk Art, Uzbekistan
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0097100018
Source ref.: DOC:0097100018; CAND:00971
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Republican Scientific-Methodological Center for Folk Art, Uzbekistan