Days of culture of Turkistan region

Turkistan is the cradle of the Turkic world. The first concert of the Turkistan region was presented on the territory of the ethno village in Astana dedicated to attribution of Shymkent to a city status of national importance, formation of a new region and the 20th anniversary of Astana. Creative teams of the region presented a rich concert program. Songs of great Kazakh composer Shamshi Kaldayakov were performed in the concert. Honored Artist of Kazakhstan Sabira Abdraimova and laureate of international and republican competitions Alden Dzhaksybekov gave performances. In addition, folklore ensembles such as ‘Tumar’ and ‘Kazyna’ demonstrated their performances.

ASYLKHAN TEMIRKHANULY, SPOKESPERSON, GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF TURKISTAN REGION:

 - In general, we are organizing a series of events not only for the 20th anniversary of Astana, but also for implementation of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program article of President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Animations and feature movies filmed in the south were showcased.

AKZHANYL ISATAI, ASTANA RESIDENT:

 - I loved the concert. Yesterday, I attended the concert in the Congress Hall. There was a good exhibition, photographs from the south, and an excellent exhibition of clothes. We were glad to see all this. Today, we have also been delighted.