Event: Qyrq Qyz | Forty Girls, 03/14/18, 7:30PM

Qyrq Qyz | Forty Girls

March 14, 7:30 PM at RISD Auditorium

Across the steppes of Central Asia, modern bards still sing the tale of Gulaim, the teenage warrior who defended ancient clans from Eastern invaders with the help of her qyrq qyz, or 40 girls, Amazons of Turkic legend.
This powerful matriarchal narrative comes to full-throated life through the next generation of Turkic female poets and musicians, performing live against a backdrop of stunning film by Uzbek film and video artist Saodat Ismailova.

For free tickets, please visit the FirstWorks website below, select Advanced General Admission tickets and enter the discount code “WARRIOR” at checkout. 


Please note that this is a paid, ticketed event. A limited number of free tickets are available to the RISD community via the access code, so please reserve online in advance. 

Presented by FirstWorks’ Frontier Series in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative and in partnership with the Provost’s Office as a part of RISD’s Social Equity and Inclusion Intiative.

All images courtesy of FirstWorks and the Aga Khan Music Initiative.