U.S. Embassy Announces Battle of the Bands Competition

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 23, 2022 – In honor of the 30th anniversary of US-Tajik relations, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, in partnership with Asha Cultural Center, announces the launch of the Battle of the Bands music competition among professional and amateur musicians in Tajikistan.

Applications will be accepted from February 16 to March 16. To participate, anyone who has reached the age of 15 needs to record a video where he or she, solo or as part of a group, performs a live cover of any American song, either with musical accompaniment or not.  

You are invited to submit your applications to the email address: BattleBandsTj@gmail.com.  A panel of judges will evaluate the contestants’ performance skills, English proficiency, and artistry (charisma).  Ultimately, 10 contestants will be selected for the final musical battle. Solo performers will be accompanied by musicians from the Avesto group.

The top three winners of the competition will receive prizes and take part in a concert tour around the cities of Tajikistan.  

The prizes are the following:

1st place – mini-recording studio (laptop, monitors, studio microphone and sound card)

2nd place – concert microphone, laptop and sound card

3rd place – concert microphone and guitar

You can follow the news of the competition on the official pages of the project in social networks and on the pages of the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe: