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"Astana Opera" theatre to host the X Turkic Music Festival within EXPO

29 June

The X Turkic Music Festival "Astana-Arkau" will take place in "Astana Opera" theatre within the framework of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017. The event will be held on July 3-4 in the chamber hall, EXPO2017.com website reports with reference to the press service of the theatre.

"2017 is a landmark year for Kazakhstan, hosting an international exhibition EXPO 2017. For our country this was another decisive step towards strengthening the image of the state at the international level. It is symbolic that the anniversary date of the Festival of Turkic traditional music “Astana-Arkau" coincided with this important for each Kazakhstani person event. For 10 years, Astana has been acting as an initiator of a broad meeting of representatives of the peoples of the Turkic civilization.The regular holding of “Astana-Arkau" festival has contributed to the revival of the traditions of inter-ethnic communication in the modern format at the state level, which served, among other things, to strengthen the role of Kazakhstan as a patron-unifier of the musical culture of the Turks,” noted in the press service.

The music of almost all Turkic peoples, performed by high-level masters will sound at “Asyana-Arkau” festival. The theatre notes that many of them are well-known far beyond their countries.

“There will be presented the genres that are highly appreciated and evoke admiration of the listeners of the West and the East - shamanic songs, virtuoso compositions for khomus (shan-kobyz), throat singing, epic and instrumental compositions, song lyrics of the Turks of Central Asia and Kazakhstan, Transcaucasia and Anatolia, the Volga region and Siberia.There will be music of different styles and different content.The contact with the priceless treasures of Turkic music will become a real holiday for residents and visitors of the capital. In connection with the celebration of the 10th anniversary, the festival promises many pleasant surprises to the connoisseurs of the musical heritage of the Turkic world,” the organizers promised.

In "Astana Opera" assured, that the X Turkic Music Festival "Astana-Arkau" will become a bright event, that will be for a long time remembered by the audience.

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