A visit to the “Museum of National Musical Instruments“ in Almaty.

On my second last day in Almaty I visited the fantastic "Museum of National Musical Instruments". It is located very nicely in the Panfilov park and already the building itself is worth seeing. It was built beginning of the 20th century out of wood same as the Ascension Cathedral which can be found in the … Continue reading A visit to the “Museum of National Musical Instruments“ in Almaty.

«Muras» ensemble

The »Muras» is a music ensemble from Bishkek [Kyrgyzstan]. The group brought together multi-instrumental musicians playing instruments such as: Komuz, kyl-kyak, choir, sybyzgy, chopo-choor, temir ooz-komuz, zhygach ooz-komuz, dobulbas.  Members of «Muras» Sherkul Sherik uulu - wind instruments, komuz, temir ooz-komuz, zhygach ooz-komuz;Temirlan Sovet uulu - wind instruments, temir ooz-komuz, zhygach ooz-komuz;Emilbek Ishenbekuulu - kyl-kyak, … Continue reading «Muras» ensemble

Meetings with Serik Nurmoldayev, director of “SNECC – Serik Nurmoldayev’s Ethnic Culture Center” and his group “Steppe Sons”

On my first day in Almaty I had an intensive and inspiring meeting with Serik Nurmoldayev, director of SNECC and on the same time musician of the Turan Ensemble. We discussed many issues. My relation to Kazakhstan, what is now one of the main focus countries of Kulteurasia has a lot to do with the … Continue reading Meetings with Serik Nurmoldayev, director of “SNECC – Serik Nurmoldayev’s Ethnic Culture Center” and his group “Steppe Sons”

A visit to Aigerim Bekkali and “OYANU Premium Art of Central Asia”

I was very curious to meet Aigerim Bekkali as there are some parallels in Aigerims and my own story. Aigerim said "It all started in the fall of 2018, when we started with the promotion of the Uzbek group of artists Eski Shahar - Dilorom Mamedova, Abdukhakim Karimov and Dilmurod Yuldashev." For me also a … Continue reading A visit to Aigerim Bekkali and “OYANU Premium Art of Central Asia”