20th Anniversary of Astana celebrations
About 2,000 people participated in culture days of Zhambyl regions’ districts. The event titled ‘Astana – the Heart of the Country’ was held to mark the 20th anniversary of Astana. The event held in Shu district featured a demonstration of the national traditions. Local talents presented their performances to the local villagers. They dedicated all their songs and kuis to Astana. A craftworks exhibition was organized in the district’s cultural centre. The artisans are winners of the Republican and international competitions. Bauyrzhan Zhaksybayev, the craftsman of traditional instruments, presented his wooden works. The final cultural day will be held in September with a large gala concert in Taraz.
BAUYRZHAN ZHAKSYBAYEV, ARTISAN:
- I made about 50 dombras and 10 kobyzs. In addition to the traditional instruments, I made souvenirs and chests. I brought all my works to the exhibition and I believe the visitors liked them.