INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL «SHASHU»
Astana hosted the first International Arts festival «Shashu». It was held in the form of the art contest among children and young people from all regions of Kazakhstan as well as Russia, Yakutia and Kyrgyzstan. Over 700 contestants demonstrated their talents in various genres such as vocal, choreography and instrumental music.
RAKHAT TAURZHAN, ORGANIZER OF ARTS FESTIVAL «SHASHU»
The Festival’s winner will participate in the International Art Festival that will be held from May 13 to May 20 in Antalya.
Organizers say the contest «Shashu» will help to strengthen friendly relations and cultural ties between representatives of different nationalities and will give the participants an opportunity to show their artistic skills.
YEKATERINA BURMISTRIVA, HEAD OF ENSEMBLE «DOREMISHKI», RUSSIA
We are mainly interested in cultural rapprochement, exchange of experience and cultural interaction between our nations. It is very interesting to see your kids’ performances and learn about your culture.
The competent jury of well-known Kazakh artists and celebrities was assessing the contestants. The final chord of the «Shashu» contest was a gala concert featuring the awarding ceremony.