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    Wedding ceremonies in the mountainous Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan traditionally are accompanied by folk songs and, increasingly, Russian pop music — but these days, revelers might be treated to the once-forbidden sounds of live jazz.

  • **FILE** The Kyrgyz national flag flies at half staff April 9, 2010, in front of the statue of independence on a central square in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. (Associated Press)

    Kyrgyz music scene awash in all that jazz

    Wedding ceremonies in the mountainous Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan traditionally are accompanied by folk songs and, increasingly, Russian pop music — but these days revelers might be treated to the once-forbidden sounds of a live jazz band.

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