KAZAKHSTAN -TURKEY: MELODIES OF FRIENDSHIP
Famous Turkish artists performed in Astana. "Kazakhstan -Turkey: melodies of friendship" concert was held as part of the international exhibition EXPO 2017. Such event is held for the second time. Songs were performed in Kazakh and Turkish languages to the accompaniment of the Turkic World Music Ensemble and the State Academic Philharmonic of Astana.
ALMAGUL ISSINA, ACTING DIRECTOR, YUNUS EMRE TURKISH CULTURAL CENTER:
- Songs and music and art in general unite nations. Therefore the two orchestras perform folk songs. The Kazakh side sings in Turkish and the Turkish side in Kazakh. This symbolizes respect for each other's culture and gives a good impetus for strengthening cultural ties.
VOLKAN YERKAL, SOLOIST, TURKIC WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLE:
- I came to Kazakhstan for the third time to present the traditional Turkish culture. The first time I performed in Karaganda, later in Almaty, and now I was lucky enough to perform for Astana residents and visitors of EXPO 2017. I play several instruments and perform folk songs.