Revival of forgotten Kazakh songs
Evening of Kazakh music was held in Pavlodar as part of Modernization of Public Consciousness program. Honored worker of Kazakhstan Tatyana Burmistrova performed rare and forgotten songs.Dombra, kobyz, sazsyrnai, a violin, flute, and balalaika: this was the first joint concert of Tatiana Burmistrova with the famous Rustembek Omarov orchestra in Pavlodar. It sparked great interest both among the local public and foreign guests.
TALGAT KARIMOV, CONDUCTOR, OMAROV ORCHESTRA OF NATIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS:
- This is a special concert for us. We have dreamed of performing together with Tatyana Burmistrova for many years. It is important that we are reviving forgotten songs as part of Modernization of public Consciousness program.
Along with the revival of old songs, Tatiana Burmistrova wants to remind spectators the importance of preserving culture and traditions. More than twenty different compositions were performed at the concert. In addition to forgotten Kazakh songs, Tatiana Burmistrova performed an old Russian folk song named "18 years" for the first time.
TATYANA BURMISTROVA, HONORED WORKER OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- The song "Women are always 18" says that regardless of how many years have passed, a woman is always 18 years old. You should never ask the age of a woman. She will always be 18. And I wanted to show this.
The concert "Melodies of the Great Steppe" was one of the most awaited in Pavlodar. The tickets were sold out prior to the event.
JAN WILLIAMS, CITIZEN OF SOUTH AFRICA
- It is really cool to see the Kazakh instruments and playing together. The singing is not we used to coming from western civilizations.
Tatiana Burmistrova intends to give a solo concert in the Pavlodar region next year.