Kazakhstan’s folk music ensemble Korkyt will perform in Doha on Friday and Saturday as part of the 3rd Cultural Diversity Festival, organised by Katara – the Cultural Village, the Kazakhstan embassy has announced.
Scheduled from 7pm to 8.45pm at the Katara Amphitheatre, the ensemble’s performance aims to popularise and promote traditional Kazakh music.
Apart from preserving Kazakhstan’s rich heritage, the embassy noted that Korkyt’s performance also aims to teach and inculcate values such as respect, love and understanding to Kazakh youths.
The group includes laureates of national and international competitions.
They perform using Kazach folk instruments such as kobyz, kul-kobyz, shan kobyz, saz-syrnay, sybyzgy, dauylpaz, dabyl,and ytigen.
Korkyt works in various traditional musical genres, including folk and Kazakh varieties of traditional kuis, zhyr and terme.
The ensemble was established in November 2015 by Saken Abdrakhmanov, the director and chief artistic director of the State Academic Philharmonic of Astana.
On February 25, 2016, a presentation of the ensemble was successfully held in Kazakhstan, which was highly appreciated by the audience.
Renowned Kazakh artist Mayra Ilyasova, famous musician Edil Kusainov, and dance ensemble Shalkyma also performed in the genre of Terme as part of this concert named 'Kasyrlar tolgauy', which means 'Poem of the Centuries' when translated from the Kazakh language.
Moreover, Shalkyma artistic director Sholpan Korganbek was awarded with the medal 'Madeniet Gairatkeri' of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In a short time the ensemble became winners of prestigious international competitions such as 'Shabyt' and Jazz Festival.
The group also performed in the US, Russia, China, Serbia and in some European countries, as well as in the Middle East, including Jordan.
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