Astana celebrates the national day of dombra
The celebrations dedicated to the national day of dombra were opened by
the Head of state. In his congratulation to the Kazakhs, Nursultan Nazarbayev
noted that the sounds of strings and melodies of kyuis from generation to
generation transmit our cultural values, traditions, heroic tales, as the
official website of the akimat of Astana.
«Dear compatriots, today we celebrate for the first time the national day of dombra – an instrument that embodies the spirit, character and history of the Kazakh nation. Every nation has its favorite instruments, we know this well. But our dombra is so ancient for the whole great steppe, uniting all Turkic-speaking and not only peoples. It is symbolic that the national day of dombra gets its birth in Astana-in the heart of independent Kazakhstan. Dombra has been accompanying us from time immemorial in moments of joy, triumph and victories», – the Head of state said.
Recall that the decree of the President of the country of June 13, 2018, established the national day of dombra in order to further consolidate society around the idea of preserving and reviving national culture and identity. Now this holiday in our country will be celebrated annually on the first Sunday of July.
Today, yurts and the Museum of Kazakh national musical instruments were installed on the square near the monument «Kazakh Eli», where great musicians such as Kurmangazy, Dina Nurpeisova, Akhmet Zhubanov and others played.
The decoration of the holiday was the concert «dombra-asyl mura», which was performed by about two thousand dombra players from all over the country. The oldest dombra player is 75 years old.
In other yurts etc were present of the Kazakh national tools. Here the musicians performed folk songs. We add that the guests had the opportunity to see firsthand the process of making musical instruments.
Today, in honor of the holiday before the citizens and guests of the capital were such famous artists and dombra players as Aigul Ulkenbaeva, Nurzhan Tazhikenov, Asylbek Ensepov, trio «Art dombra», Bekbolat Tleukhan, Muzart, Seken Turysbek and others. Together with them, the groups of the Kazakh state orchestra of national instruments named after Kurmangazy, folklore and ethnographic orchestra of national instruments «Otyrar Sazy», orchestra of national instruments of the state academic Philharmonic of Astana, academic orchestra of folk instruments named after Tattimbet, as well as the orchestra of Kazakh folk instruments of Aktau took the stage.
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