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Buryatia's Namgar ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
The spirit of the Great Steppe now on DVD - The Spirit of Tengri

Contemporary ethnic music festival The Spirit of Tengri was an event to remember in Kazakhstan's Almaty. It gathered musicians from various countries and took the audience to the roots with its ethnic chords. Those who missed the event or who want to experience it once again now have a chance. The festival organizers have prepared a special two-disc edition with a video from the concert and a set of tracks recorded in a studio.

The spirit of the Great Steppe now on DVD - The Spirit of Tengri
David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. ©REUTERS
Pink Floyd turns attention to Aral Sea catastrophe in new music video

The cult British rock band has always raised hard questions. This time they offer us to contemplate the fate of the Aral Sea. A part of the sea is located in Kazakhstan.

Pink Floyd turns attention to Aral Sea catastrophe in new music video
Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped
Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped

A charge alleging that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was involved in a murder plot was dropped after New Zealand authorities found there was insufficient evidence

Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped
Taylor Swift. ©REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Taylor Swift ditches Spotify after blockbuster release

Taylor Swift, whose new album may be one of the top-selling works in years, has pulled her music from Spotify in a blow to the streaming service.

Taylor Swift ditches Spotify after blockbuster release
Lil Wayne career-closing album delayed again
Lil Wayne career-closing album delayed again

The fifth installment of Lil Wayne's "Carter" series -- which the hip-hop giant has said would be the album that caps his career -- has been delayed again.

Lil Wayne career-closing album delayed again
Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release
Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release

Taylor Swift released a danceable pop album that the beleaguered record industry hopes will be the year's top-seller.

Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release
Gennadiy Golovkin. Photo courtesy of boxingscene.com.
American rappers shoot video about Gennadiy Golovkin

American rappers have written a song and shot a video that pays homage to world-renowned Kazakh boxer Gennadiy Golovkin.

American rappers shoot video about Gennadiy Golovkin
Diana Sharapova. Photo from the singer's Facebook profile.
Kazakh singer advances to battle round at Russian Voice

Kazakh singer Diana Sharapova has joined the team of Russian popular singer Leonid Agutin at Golos, a Russian version of internationally renowned The Voice.

Kazakh singer advances to battle round at Russian Voice
Singer James Blunt calls 'You're Beautiful' annoying
Singer James Blunt calls 'You're Beautiful' annoying

James Blunt has described the multi-million selling song that made his name, You're Beautiful, as "annoying" and says it was "force-fed down people's throats".

Singer James Blunt calls 'You're Beautiful' annoying
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Twitter tweets start to sing

Twitter began letting people instantly listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets from the popular messaging service.

Twitter tweets start to sing
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Vinyl 'renaissance' boosts British album sales

Vinyl records are enjoying a "renaissance" in Britain, the music industry's trade body said.

Vinyl 'renaissance' boosts British album sales
Opera Bastille. Photo ©astanaopera.kz
Astana Opera singers to perform in Opera Bastille in November

The Astana Opera artists will perform at the Opera Bastille in Paris on November 2.

Astana Opera singers to perform in Opera Bastille in November
US singer Kesha. ©Reuters/Danny Moloshok
Pop star Kesha sues producer Dr. Luke for sex abuse

American pop star Kesha sued her producer Dr. Luke for allegedly abusing her sexually and emotionally for years, while threatening to harm her career.

Pop star Kesha sues producer Dr. Luke for sex abuse
Iggy Azalea dominates American Music Award list
Iggy Azalea dominates American Music Award list

Hip-hop newcomer Iggy Azalea dominated the shortlist for the American Music Awards with nods in six categories just months after her debut album.

Iggy Azalea dominates American Music Award list
Vanessa Bezrodnaya. Photo courtesy of kidspromo.ru.
14-y.o. Kazakhstani amazes Hollywood

Vanessa Bezrodnaya, a 14-year-old girl from Kazakhstan's Semey, has become the prize winner at the World Championships of Performing Arts.

14-y.o. Kazakhstani amazes Hollywood
Concert for Friends on November 1
Marat Bisengaliev's solo concert in Almaty on November 1

World famous Kazakh violinist and conductor Marat Bisengaliev will give a solo concert at the Kazakh National State Zhambyl Philharmonic Hall in Almaty on November 1.

Marat Bisengaliev's solo concert in Almaty on November 1
Film explores obscure Spanish exile of Clash legend
Film explores obscure Spanish exile of Clash legend

Punk legends The Clash were packing overflow crowds in the early 1980s but as his band disintegrated, Joe Strummer showed up disheveled at a bar in Granada.

Film explores obscure Spanish exile of Clash legend
During the rehearsal of the Elixir of Love opera. Personal file photo of Mariya Mudryak.
Kazakhstan's Maria Mudryak stars in Donizetti's Elixir of Love in Italy

Maria Mudryak from Pavlodar, northern Kazakhstan will perform the leading role in famous Gaetano Donizetti’s opera The Elixir of Love.

Kazakhstan's Maria Mudryak stars in Donizetti's Elixir of Love in Italy
Meruert Karmenova. Photo from personal archives
Kazakh star violinist with no violin

What is the price of art? Who is to support this promising Kazakh violinist?

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Kazakh star violinist with no violin
Pink Floyd. Photo: billboard.com
'This is the end' for Pink Floyd, Gilmour says

Pink Floyd's first album in 20 years will be the rock legends' last and will end on a "lyrical" note about the band's legacy.

'This is the end' for Pink Floyd, Gilmour says