Culture

Kazakh violinist records album with London Symphony Orchestra, to perform in NYC in November

Tengri News , Jul 1, 2014 

Kazakh violinist Marat Bisengaliev has recorded an album, Inception, with the London Symphony Orchestra. The album, featuring 11 pieces of solo violin and grand symphony orchestra, also includes neoclassical compositions of Kazakh composer and songwriter Yerkesh Shakeyev. The album will be released in 2015.

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Astana Day holiday to Celebrate Astana's Growth and Prosperity

The Astana Times , Jul 25, 2014 

Astana will celebrate its 15th anniversary as Kazakhstan’s capital on July 6, with week-long celebrations to mark Astana Day. The celebrations will showcase Astana as a “21st century regional hub,” and a spiritual, cultural and business center for Central Asia.
The Celebrations will see events such as the festival of nomadic civilisation, the Astana Arkau festival of Turkic music, the Astana Tartu festival of traditional music, Serper folk orchestra festival. The “city within a city” program, at the Kazakh Eli monument, will include a fair, art exhibitions and concerts.

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Kazakhstan Culture Days in America: "Magic Songs of the Eternal Steppe"

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Ministry of Culture of Kazakhstan presents "Magic Songs of the Eternal Steppe", two Gala concerts in celebration of Kazakhstan Cultural Days in the United States.

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First ever electric jetigen to be played at the Spirit of Tengri Music Festival

Tengri News , May 29, 2014 

The first ever electric version of the traditional, many-stringed, harp-like instrument Jetigen has been invented in Moscow by Nurzhan Toishy, the front man of the band Adlaspan. The Sharapat band will perform on the electric jetigen for the first time at The Spirit of Tengri, an ethnic music festival on June 7 at the Republic Palace square. The festival will host around 12 bands from Japan, Buryatia, Yakutia, Austria, Ecuador and other countries, along with Kazakh ethnic artists.

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Kazakhstan Culture Days in America: "Magic Songs of the Eternal Steppe"

Embassy of Kazakhstan

Ministry of Culture of Kazakhstan presents "Magic Songs of the Eternal Steppe", two Gala concerts in celebration of Kazakhstan Cultural Days in the Unted States.

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Dr. Alma Kunanbayeva Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

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At a gala event on May 10, 2014, Dr. Alma Kunanbayeva received a prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2014 along with other 100 individuals who "greatly contributed to the American national identity, while preserving the distinct values and heritage of their ancestors." The award was named after the nation's immigrant station, which was the first gate to America for the immigrants who came to the U.S. "to make a new life for themselves, their families, and for the generations that would follow".

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Kazakh Embassy hosts Open House event

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As part of the Around the World Embassy Tour, the Kazakh Mission opened its doors on May 3, Saturday, to the DC visitors and residents. Quickly after the start of the event at about 10 am, there was a long line of visitors who wanted to enter the historic heritage building, Sherman House, where the Embassy is based.
Throughout the day, about 3500 visitors came to the Embassy to learn about the ancient history, rich culture and taste world famous Kazakh food.

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Kazakh Director Serik Aprymov wins at Central and Eastern Europe film Festival

TengriNews , Apr 19, 2014 

Another film award for a Kazakh director and movie. Serik Aprymov won at the Central and Eastern Europe film Festival in Germany last week for his film Little Brother (Bauyr). A summary on IMDb describes the plot: Small village lost in the mountains. The protagonist is a nine-year-old boy, Yerken, who resembles an ill nestling forced to live without any support. Finally the day comes when his older brother returns home. Yerken is full of joy and happiness.

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Coop Himmelb(l)au Envisions City of the Future for Expo 2017

Design Boom , Apr 16, 2014 

Austrian design firm Coop himmelb(l)au has developed a concept for Astana’s 2017 expo, entitled ‘The City of the Future’.

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Model from Kazakhstan is on the top of the San Francisco runways

KazSocial , Apr 9, 2014 

KazSocial has an exclusive interview with Kazakh model Zhanel Ali, who is living in San Francisco and has made a name for herself on and off the runway. Zhanel tells her story about growing up on a farm in Southern Kazakhstan, and how she wants to help increase opportunities for development in Kazakh rural areas.
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