Entrepreneur presented 50 dombras to students of music school in West Kazakhstan region
Traditional art forms are reviving in Kazakhstan. Today, the number of people wishing to learn to play the traditional Kazakh instrument – the dombra, is growing across the republic. At the Aksai music school, talented children are introduced to folk art from early childhood. Recently the students were presented 50 new musical instruments by a local entrepreneur.
NURSULTAN DARKHANOV, LOCAL BUSINESSMAN:
- This is an encouragement of children to study history and culture. And this can be done by learning to play the dombra. I think that children who know how to play this instrument will be educated people who cherish their culture.
ASEL IMASHEVA, DIRECTOR, AKSAI MUSIC SCHOOL:
- 50 new musical instruments bring a great joy to us, because in our school we had had only 18 dombras. They were never enough, since the school has both an orchestra and an ensemble of dombra players.
In the Aksay Music School, the first dombra class was opened 32 years ago. Now 100 students are mastering their dombra playing skills and honing their musical talents. Now they will have a more music lessons - the music teachers have developed a new training program. Particular attention is paid to the Kazakh musical art.
SALTANAT TUMANBAEVA, HEAD, REGIONAL OFFICE, MODERNIZATION OF PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS:
- In some areas, instead of the usual call bell ringing between classes, we put kuis by Kazakh composers. This is a good example for other schools. Next school year, we will introduce elective classes in playing the dombra. We hope to breed children’s interest in the ancient Kazakh instrument.
Students of the school are active competitors. Now they are preparing for a new large-scale event. In May, the region plans to conduct a flash mob for the performance of Kurmangazy's kuis.