December 10, 2018

The Magic of Nomads in concert at Kazakhstan National Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the picture the Ambassador of Kazakhstan, H.E. Magzhan Ilyassov and spouse Mrs. Akmaral Aydarbekova. Photography by Richard Nicolaas van Vliet.

By Roy Lie Atjam.

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan H.E. Mr. Magzhsan Ilyassov hosted a concert at Diligentia Theatre on traditional nomad music to celebrate Kazakhstan National Day.

After welcoming his guests, Ambassador  Ilyassov, clad in a distinctive Kazakh outfit gave a historical overview of his country.

The Magic Nomads, from Kazakhstan. Photography by Richard Nicolaas van Vliet.

The concert featured an acclaimed Kazakhstan ensemble “ The Magic of Nomads”. The band plays traditional Kazakh music, including a throat singer, fused with modern jazz arrangements, this produces a peculiar sound.

Some of the traditional instruments used by the band were dombra, zhetygen, kobyz.

Ambassador of Kazakhstan, H.E. Magzhan Ilyassov with guests at the Diligentia Theatre. National Day of Kazahstan Photography by Richard Nicolaas van Vliet.

The concert commenced with a potpourri of Kazakh tunes, followed: BulBulZaman, Yapir-ay, Atatolgau and various other number from their rich repertoire. Interesting to mention that in 2008 The Magic of Nomads recorded their first album entitled, Bulbul Zaman in the UK.

A reception and photo exhibition Undiscovered Kazakhstan” concluded the 2018 celebration of Kazakhstan National Day.

Ambassador of Kazakhstan, H.E. Magzhan Ilyassov. Photography by Richard Nicolaas van Vliet.

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