Folk Music Contert Held in Astana

On December 23 “Astana” Concert Hall hosted an event “Ғасырлар zhyrlaydy” (“signing centuries”) dedicated to the Kazakh culture and folklore.

The concert included performance of famous folklore singers and musicians from Astana, Almaty, Aktobe, Aktau, Kyzylorda, Taldykorgan and Mangystau.

The artists of national and traditional singing of the State Academic Philharmonic of Astana Zhaksykeldy Mayasarov, Zulfiya Baymurzayeva, Perizat Turarova, Zhazgul Danylbayeva, Seken Syzdyk, Zhalgas Sultan, and their colleagues from regions Sholpan Beyimbetova, Makpal Toktaganova, Yeldos Zhumagulov, Zhanserik Seytikov, and others also participated in the event.

Kazakh folklore reflects the rich experience of the people. Oral poetic creativity mirrored the social consciousness of Kazakhs, their social and family mode of life in the conditions of the nomad patriarchal feudal society.

Unique genres of Kazakh oral poetry are in close connection with life of the people. Along with the fairy-tales, proverbs and riddles, significant place in Kazakh folklore before the twenties of XX century was occupied by the heroic and social epos, poetic competitions and various ritual songs.

Sources: Kazinform,