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Musicians brace for The Spirit of Tengri festival

08 june 2013, 16:59
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Argymak band. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
Argymak band. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
Argymak band. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
Argymak band. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
performer from Buryatiya Namgar Lkhassaranova. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
performer from Buryatiya Namgar Lkhassaranova. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
performer from Buryatiya Namgar Lkhassaranova. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
performer from Buryatiya Namgar Lkhassaranova. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
Yuliana from Yakutiya, Chyltys Tannagasheva from Mountain Shoria and Bolot Bairyshev from Altai. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Yuliana from Yakutiya, Chyltys Tannagasheva from Mountain Shoria and Bolot Bairyshev from Altai. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Bolot Bairyshev from Altai. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Bolot Bairyshev from Altai. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Bolot Bairyshev from Altai. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Bolot Bairyshev from Altai. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
The musicians taking part in the first Kazakhstan International Festival of Contemporary Ethnic Music The Spirit of Tengri gathered for the final rehearsal in Tengri FM studio yeasterday, Tengrinews.kz reports.

The Spirit of Tengri is a faery festival of contemporary ethnic music that is a mix of ethnic tunes with rock and jazz elements played on exotic ethnic instruments, traditional national instruments and electronic instruments. It will start at 7 p.m. today at the square in front of Mega Alma-Ata mall (#247A Rozybakiyev Str., not far from the crossing from Al-Farabi Av.) and last for over 3 hours.

The famous improviser and a virtuous khomuz player Yuliana from Yakutiya will “draw” the beauty of the nature of her country with the sounds of her music. “Khomuz is an instrument that does not just make sound, it “draws” pictures with sounds. We love to “draw” our mountains, steppes and forests with our khomuz. We love to imitate birds and animals. Our ancestors shamans used khomuz music to heal sick people. I will start my performance at the concert with a composition where I “draw” the nature with my music,” Yuliana said.

The concert will also include a performance of the singer famous for her guttural singing in Russia: Chyltys Tannagasheva from Mountain Shoria. She did not sing before the age of 24. She opened her talent after surviving in a car accident. The singer uses her music to transmit pieces of her nation’s culture, traditions and ancient views.

An honored artist of Russia multi-instrument player Bolot Bairyshev of Mountain Altai will be yet another pearl for fans of ethnic music. The musician uses the traditional Altai guttural signing to create an atmosphere of ancient legends calling the listeners to remote lands of the Mountain Altai and its unusual nature.

Argymak band from Bashkortastan will sign a ballad about a young shepherd who approached tsar Ivan the Terrible to tell about his country.

According to the leader and frontman of Argymak band Rinat Ramazanov, the band mixes ethnic music with completely different styles to attract the audience and demonstrate a wider range of sounds that national instruments can make. “I am confident that the festival will be held at a high level,” he said and explained that the band will be using a wind instrument called kurai, that is am exotic version of a flute.

This is the third visit to Kazakhstan for Namgar Lkhassaranova from Buryatiya who plays a 13-string yataga. She took part in the Almaty Day celebrations and the music festival Asia Dausy before.

“I like the city a lot, it is very green. Its atmosphere and its people leave an unusual impression. We will play two different programs: ethnic music with modern instruments and purely acoustic music,” she said.
Namgar band is famous around the world with not only its unique sounds but also with the exceptional musicians.

Gulzada, a famous singer from Kyrgyzstan, is the front singer of Ordo-Sakhna folk band. She plays bayan, trumpet and Kyrgyz national 3-string instrument called komuz and likes to experiment with music. ““I like experimenting, but ethnic music will always be the basis of my art. This music is eternal, it is our heritage,” the singer said.

Tuva singer and improviser Sainkho Namchylak, famous for her excellent guttural singing mixed with jazz, blues and avant-garde, will perform with famous DJ Dickson Dee from Hong Kong. She is a pioneer of guttural singing among women. And she will be closing the festival.

The joint project of Tengri FM radio and STV channel The Spirit of Tengri called to bring together ethnic and cultural traditions of the Eurasian continent in a contemporary environment was launched around a year ago. At the initial stage songs of the performers were rotated on the radio and TV to introduce them to Kazakhstan citizens. Fans could vote for the song they liked at the event’s official page. And now the festival is bringing together people, cultural traditions and music genres from all around the world, uniting them under the Kazakhstan sky (“Tengri” means sky in many languages).

The open air concert will be held on June 8 at the square in front of Mega Alma-Ata mall. The show will start at 07:00 p.m. and will last for around 3 hours. The entry to the festival will be free of charge.

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