Kazakh traditional art in United Kingdom
Honored Artist of Kazakhstan and performer of Kazakh traditional and folk songs Yerlan Ryskali presented a solo album in London. The collection includes famous songs by Segіz Serі, Bіrzhan Sal, Akan Serі, Zhayau Mussa and the great Abai, as well as previously unreleased terme and tolgau by Shal Akyn and Dulat Babatayuly.
YERLAN RYSKALI, HONORED ARTIST OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- The Kazakh music heritage should go beyond Kazakhstan, our music should be known all over the world. Therefore, I decided to release an album in England. The album titled ‘Manmanger’ consists of two parts, which include 38 songs.
Both spectators and music critics were delighted with Yerlan Ryskali’s performing skills. According to experts, the singer’s performing style is close to the Italian bel canto, which is characterized by a smooth transition from sound to sound and is not easy for most singers.
LIAM TEELING, DIRECTOR, BRITISH RECORD COMPANY:
- This is Bel Canto. This is a very ancient form of singing. And I was amazed to find it’s so alive in Kazakhstan. It’s a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful thing. Because Bel Canto is so difficult to sing.
RAZIYA SULTANOVA, PROFESSOR, FACULTY OF MUSIC, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE:
- You can hear the sound of horses running at full speed across the endless spaces of the Kazakh steppe. You can hear the sea splashing and you can hear the wind in the trees. You can also smell the blooming of spring flowers thanks to his unique voice.
It is not easy to impress the sophisticated audience in Europe. However, Europeans are always excited about cultural diversity. Spectators admitted that they would be happy to attend a Kazakh traditional music concert.