Book ‘Amre’ presented in Astana

Book ‘Amre’ presented in Astana

Europeans can now learn about new facts and previously unknown details about the triumphant success of the great Kazakh singer Amre Kashaubaev from the new book. A presentation of the collection "Amre in Paris" was held in Astana. Author Zharkyn Shakarim devoted this edition to the upcoming exhibition EXPO 2017. The book is designed for a wide audience, and features both previously published materials about the singer and rare documents and photographs.

ARYSTANBEK MUKHAMEDIULY, KAZAKH MINISTER OF CULTURE AND SPORTS:

This book features new facts that have not been published before, and of course these facts have a historical foundation. We should truly be proud of Amre Kashaubaev and his achievements.

The book comes with a CD with unique songs recorded during Amre Kashaubaev’s performance in the world exposition in Paris in 1925.

ZHARKYN SHAKARIMOV, BOOK AUTHOR:

I stumbled upon the collection of Amre’s songs recorded in a primitive phonograph in Moscow’s archive in 1974. In 1975, the record company released the records ion a vinyl. Now for the first time they will be available on a CD in the book "Amre in Paris!"

A feature film "Amre" was shot based on Zharkyn Shakarim’s book. The joint Kazakh-American project tells the story of a bright life of a tenor, who first introduced the Kazakhs vocal and performing arts to the European audience. The film will be screened in June this year.