Astana hosted traditional folk music concert "Zhyr Bastau"
Astana hosted traditional folk music concert 'Zhyr Bastau'. It was performed by the soloists of Astana State Academic Philharmonic, traditional folk music team 'Korkyt' and Folk Dance Ensemble 'Shalkyma'. Spectators plunged into the atmosphere of ancient Kazakh traditions. Kazakh folklore had been formed over the centuries. The combination of different genres was observed in all stages of Kazakh musical art development. Remarkable ancient pieces of oral folk art are still extant.
SEKEN SYZDYK, HEAD OF SECTION, STATE ACADEMIC PHILHARMONIC:
Kazakh folk songs have great power. Performing them, singers demonstrate the richness and beauty of the Kazakh language. We give concerts every month. This time performance held across the country featured such genres as "terme" and "zhyrau".
Kazakh national folklore is the unique national heritage. According to organizers, the audience will enjoy more of the Astana State Academic Philharmonic performance.