Aisaana Omorova

OneBeat 2017 Fellow

Multi-Instrumentalist

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Aisaana Omorova has been studying the traditional instruments of Kyrgyzstan (including komuz, jaw harp, and choor) since age six, apprenticing with revered instrumentalist Zainidin Imanaliev at the Ustashakhirt Center of Traditional Music. A member of the The Folk Ethnographic Theater Ordo Sakhna, Aisaana has toured extensively throughout Europe and Central Asia. Her recent collaborative work includes Playing Together and Bandistan Ensemble organized by CEC ArtsLink and the Omnibus Ensemble from Uzbekistan supported by the U.S. Department of State. In the U.S., Aisaana has performed at Asia Society New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Pioneer Works, and participated in a residency at Bang on a Can’s Summer Festival at MassMOCA, Massachusetts. Currently, Aisaana studies music at the Kyrgyz National Conservatory.