Celebration of Bukhar-zhirau Kalmakanov's 350th anniversary continues in Karaganda region
National artists of Kazakhstan Roza Rymbayeva, honoured activist of Kazakhstan Zhamilya Baspakova and the Khairullo Dadoboyev folclore ensemble from Tajikistan will perform for spectators.
The events devoted to the 350th anniversary of well-known poet, statesman Bukhar-zhirau Kalmakanov is held in Karaganda region during the entire year. The main ceremany of the celebration is held on August 18 in the settlement of Botakara, BNews.kz reports with a reference to the Department of Internal Policy of Karaganda region.
The ceremony starts with the solemn laying of flowers to the monument of Baba rukhyna tagzym. The staff of the Karaganda regional Kazakh Drama Theatre named after S.Seifullin will present the Kumis komei auliye theatre performance - the prologue from life of Bukhar-zhirau.
The programme also includes competitions in national sports games (Kazakh wrestling, audaryspak, alaman baigue (races on horses), top baigue, kyz kuu, Buzhashi and so on). In addition, guests of the festival will be presented with a big concert programme.
For spectators, artistic colletives of Karaganda region and Kazakhstan and foreign artists will perform: national artists of Kazakhstan Roza Rymbayeva, honoured activist of Kazakhstan Zhamilya Baspakova and the Khairullo Dadoboyev folclore ensemble from Tajikistan, the Academic Orchestra of Kazakh National Instruments named after Tattimbet, as well as soloists of the concert groups named after K.Baizhanov.
The event of such a scale is implemented as part of the programme article of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev 'Rukhani zhangyru'. It will allow to make insights to spiritual values, national traditions and history of Kazakh people by the creativity work of Bukhar-zhirau.
Bukhar-zhirau Kalmakanov is a singer-improviser, the author of many stories, songs on historic themes, is the most prominent figure who made a primary contribution to the developemnt of Kazakh poetry of 18th century. His works were created in the form of philosophical and persuasive thoughts. They are rich in images and bright colours.
Zhirau perfectly knew artistic traditions of oral national art. "His contemporaries thought that Bukhar had a magic language", wrote well-known historian, expert in zhirau's biography, his compatriot Mashkhur-Zhusup Kapeyev.
The main theme of compositions of Bukhar-zhirau is love to his people. Zhirau by his works conveyed that the people should be united to save its independence.