Saz&Soul Captivates Houston with Unforgettable Performance

ASTANA — The Kazakh musical ensemble Saz&Soul has charmed American audiences with a spectacular performance at Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas, on June 25, reported the Qazaq concert’s press service. Known for hosting legendary artists like Prince, Drake, and Adele, Warehouse Live provided the perfect backdrop for Saz&Soul’s U.S. debut.

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The concert featured a rich blend of traditional and contemporary Kazakh songs, including the premiere of Tles Kazhgaliev’s “Mangi Makhabbat” (“Love Forever”) in a new arrangement. The group’s innovative fusion of vocals and instruments created an unforgettable experience.

Formed in 2016 and led by composer Adilzhan Tolyqpaev, Saz&Soul includes vocalist Saltanat Mendygalieva, percussionist Bolat Turabekov, bayan player Samgar Tolkynkhanuly, guitarist Rasul Izatov, bassist Azamat Temirbaev, and keyboardist Aslan Kuatov. They have become a leading act in Kazakhstan’s music scene and have collaborated with renowned artists like Dimash Kudaibergen and Kairat Nurtas.

Saz&Soul’s musical philosophy blends Kazakh folk songs with various genres, from classical to techno. Their Houston performance highlighted their ability to bridge cultural gaps and left a lasting impression on the audience.

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