Kazakhstan Sets Guinness World Record for Most Multinational Orchestra

NUR-SULTAN – Guinness World Records Adjudicator Jack Brockbank registered a new world record for the most multinational orchestra in Kazakhstan on Sept. 6 on the stage of the Kazakh Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, reported the press service of the Kazakh Senate. 

Shaikhislamov with the Guinness World Records certificate. Photo credit: orda.kz

The Music of the World project, organized by Daut Shaikhislamov on the eve of the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, has brought together 75 nationalities from 51 countries. 

Shaikhislamov noted that the project’s organizers received more than 500 applications for the casting. 

“Our youngest member of the orchestra is an 11-year-old flutist named Gulyaf. By nationality, she is Mari [the Finnic people, who have traditionally lived by the Volga River in Russia]. I want to thank everyone who has participated in this project,” he said.  

The event took place in the Kazakh Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. Photo credit: Kazinform

The multinational orchestra performed the traditional Kazakh song “Kara Zhorga,” (Black horse) “Zhelsiz Tunde Zharyk Ai” (A bright moon in a windless night) by Abai Kunanbayev, Polovetsian Dances from “Prince Igor” opera by Borodin, “Ave Maria” by Giulio Caccini and Vladimir Vavilov, and “Conquest of Paradise” by Vangelis (Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou), among the many other musical compositions. 


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