Almaty Folklore Troupe Introduces Kazakh Musical Traditions to Egypt

Performers and bands from Kazakhstan, India, Spain, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Egypt and other countries took part in the International Folk Music Festival in the Egyptian city of Faiyum on Dec. 17-21. The event was supported by the Ministry of Culture of Egypt and the governor of the city.

SuinbayEgypt1_657_438_95-620x370Kazakhstan was represented at the festival by the ethnographic-folklore troupe from the Almaty oblast, Suyіnbay Sazy.

Suyіnbay Sazy’s performance was well received and generated the interest of the Egyptian public, media and diplomatic corps accredited in Cairo. At the end of the concert, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Egypt Berik Aryn presented a dombyra (Kazakh national musical instrument) to the Museum of Folk Instruments, which is located on the territory of the theatre.

In addition, on Dec. 24, the Kazakh Embassy in Egypt organised a concert of Kazakh artists in celebration of Kazakhstan’s Independence Day. The performance was held in the Theatre of Arabic Music of Cairo, an elaborate building with more than one hundred years of history.

The performances by Kazakh artists introduced the Egyptian public the musical traditions and art of Kazakhstan.

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