09 сентября 2013 10:57

16th retro-festival Almaty - My First Love

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Dariga Nazarbayeva and Akhmetzhan Yessimov opened the music ring of the festival. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva© Dariga Nazarbayeva and Akhmetzhan Yessimov opened the music ring of the festival. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©



16th retro-festival Almaty - My First Love was held at the ski-jump complex on September 7. The fest opened with Kazakh national Karazhorga dance than smoothly transitioned to the Gangnam style. The festival’s inspirer Majilis deputy Dariga Nazarbayeva gave the welcoming speech at the festival. She was followed by Almaty Akim (Mayor) Akhmetzhan Yessimov. After the speech the mayor traditionally played a piano piece.

Nazarbayeva said that 1,800 singers, dancers and walk-ons, as well as 1,500 directors and editors were taking part in this year’s festival. The annual music fest was held in the ‘battle’ style. The ‘Music Ring’ saw Aigul Babayeva and Nagima Yeskaliyeva, Roza Rymbayeva and Ali Okapov, Gani Kassymov and Tolkyn Zabirova, Dariga Nazarbayeva and Turetsky Choir, Dilnaz Akhmadiyeva and Marsel, Kadyrali Bolmanov and The Jigits, Assel Sadvakassova and Anel Arinova, Dos-Mukasan and Ayumi, Kirill Li and Dilani faced each other.

Sandra and Natalie, as well as Army of Lovers and E-type were the headliners of the concert. The program also included dozens of performances by dancers, circus and ballet artists. Laser and projection shows were part of the festival for the first time.

The festival was hosted by Nagima Yeskaliyeva and Sagnai Abdullin followed by Makpal Issabekova and Aleksey Shakhmatov.
The inspirer of the festival and Majilis deputy Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

The inspirer of the festival and Majilis deputy Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Akhmetzhan Yessimov played piano. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Akhmetzhan Yessimov played piano. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Akhmetzhan Yessimov played Time to Say Goodbye. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Akhmetzhan Yessimov played Time to Say Goodbye. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Kadyrali Bolmanov.Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Kadyrali Bolmanov.Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Venera Nazarbayeva sang Baby One More Time by Britney Spears. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Venera Nazarbayeva sang Baby One More Time by Britney Spears. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

The daughter of Dariga Nazarbayeva told that Britney Spears is one of her favorite singers. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

The daughter of Dariga Nazarbayeva told that Britney Spears is one of her favorite singers. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

A member of KeshYou band Zhanar Dugalova sang with Sandra. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

A member of KeshYou band Zhanar Dugalova sang with Sandra. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Sandra, one of the most popular singers of the 1980s. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Sandra, one of the most popular singers of the 1980s. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

The singer started to sing solo when her band Arabesque broke up. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

The singer started to sing solo when her band Arabesque broke up. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Kazakhstan version of ABBA band with Gani Kassymov, Tolkyn Zabirova, Zhanna Orynbassarova and Zhenis Seidollauly. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Kazakhstan version of ABBA band with Gani Kassymov, Tolkyn Zabirova, Zhanna Orynbassarova and Zhenis Seidollauly. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Gani Kassymov and Tolkyn Zabirova already performed together at the festival in 2012. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Gani Kassymov and Tolkyn Zabirova already performed together at the festival in 2012. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Tolkyn Zabirova and Zhanna Orynbassarova. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Tolkyn Zabirova and Zhanna Orynbassarova. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Turetsky Choir performed with Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Turetsky Choir performed with Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Turetsky Choir performed with Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Turetsky Choir performed with Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Beibit Korgan. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Beibit Korgan. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Russian singer Natalie sparked the audience. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Russian singer Natalie sparked the audience. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Roza Rymbayeva sang a song with her son Ali Okapov. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Roza Rymbayeva sang a song with her son Ali Okapov. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Roza Rymbayeva sang a song with her son Ali Okapov. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Roza Rymbayeva sang a song with her son Ali Okapov. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Turetsky Choir. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Turetsky Choir. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Aigul Babayeva and Nagima Yeskaliyeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Aigul Babayeva and Nagima Yeskaliyeva. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Rin'Go band sang The Final Countdown song of Europe band. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Rin'Go band sang The Final Countdown song of Europe band. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Fariz Fortuna abd Diana Sharapova. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Fariz Fortuna abd Diana Sharapova. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Jean-Pierre Barda, frontman of the Swedish band Army of Lovers. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Jean-Pierre Barda, frontman of the Swedish band Army of Lovers. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

KeshYou girls-band performed Crazy song by Аerosmith. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

KeshYou girls-band performed Crazy song by Аerosmith. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

KeshYou girls-band performed Crazy song by Аerosmith. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

KeshYou girls-band performed Crazy song by Аerosmith. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Legendary E-Type performed their hit song with Duet L band. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

Legendary E-Type performed their hit song with Duet L band. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

E-Type. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

E-Type. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©

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