From Kazakhstan with love!

Kazakh musicians – the ‘Sazgen Sazy’ folk ethnographic music group and famous Kazakh opera singers, performed traditional and popular Kazakh music at a concert in Geneva recently. The event was organized as part of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program.

BAGDAT TILEGENOV, ART DIRECTOR, ‘SAZGEN SAZY’ MUSIC BAND:

- At this concert, we performed Kazakh songs and kuis as well as Kazakh traditional instruments for the audience and visitors in Geneva. We brought music instruments such as zhetigen, saz-syrnay, uskirik, sybyzgy and sherke. Our artists strived to demonstrate their best talents to present the beauty of the Kazakh art. 

DANA ORMANBAYEVA, CONCERT PRODUCER:

- We have combined incompatible music such as performing jazz and popular music with folk instruments. The performers are also diverse. That’s what makes this program unique. Without a second thought, we titled the concert “From Kazakhstan with Love” because this title is so inclusive and comprehensive. Switzerland is a country where we have fewer friends, but we believe that we will make more friends here.     

Gulnara Koshenova’s skillful performance of the great singer, Mireille Mathieu’s songs was well received by the audiences. The captivating sounds of the Kazakh kuis and the vocal performances of the Kazakh opera singers have also successfully impressed the local spectators.

SETSUKO KLOSSOWSKA DE ROLA, PAINTER:

-  I almost cried because at the beginning lots of instruments and we could hear every instrument the difference and they were born from the nature itself. Really, congratulations that you have such a beautiful tradition. You can be proud before all over the world.

CAROLINE SCHEUFELE, CO-PRESIDENT OF CHOPARD:

- I am fond of music and this concert was very special. I liked the variety and fusion of opera and the traditional Kazakh music and, of course, Danelia’s young voice. Bravo!

LYUDMILA HINNEN, RESIDENT OF GENEVA:

- I enjoyed the band’s beautiful and magnificent costumes and the beautiful images of Kazakhstan and the steppes that accompanied the performance. Today, I reconnected with my Homeland!

Organizers said that similar concerts will be held in the future as well.