Cultural cooperation between Kazakhstan and Egypt
Students of the Kazakh National University of Arts continue to tour the Arab countries. The musicians traveled to Alexandria and Cairo. The artists presented Kazakh folk compositions “Kyui shashu”, “Kudasha Duman” and “Kazakh waltz” to the Egyptian viewers. They also performed the world’s best classic compositions of Tchaikovsky and Rossini. Aiman Mussakhajayeva noted that Kazakh and Egyptian universities of arts are planning to strengthen bilateral cooperation. In particular, the Kazakh university management is going to conclude a cooperation memorandum and an agreement with the Academy of Arts in Cairo. The concerts were held as part of the Modernization of Public Consciousness program dedicated to Astana’s 20th anniversary.
AIMAN MUSSAKHAJAYEVA, RECTOR, KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ARTS:
- We have agreed on our folk bands’ participation in the festivities during Ramadan in Egypt. We want to implement many joint projects. There are theater festivals and film festivals in Egypt where our students can present their works. We want to conduct joint events, to invite our partners from Cairo and international scientists.
HAITHAM EL MASHAD, SPOKESPERSON, EGYPT’S MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY:
- It’s not my first time listening to the beautiful Kazakh music. I’ve been living in Astana for several months and participated in EXPO 2017. I became fond of your music there. Today’s concert was wonderful, it was an unforgettable experience. I am grateful to you, to the Kazakh people, for the opportunity to enjoy your music.