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Dombra players held flash mob in Almaty Metro

27 June, 16:38 542
Dombra players held flash mob in Almaty Metro

Passengers enjoyed sounds of the works of Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev, Dauletkerei, as well as contemporary works.

In Almaty Metro, representatives of the Kazakh State Academic Orchestra of national instruments named after Kurgangazy has organized an unusual flash mob. Passers-by suddenly had an atmosphere of a musical festival, BNews.kz correspondent reports.   

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An unusual gathering of musicians ‘Metro dauysy – kui auenimen’ began in the Mukhtar Auezov’s Theatre station. 18 representatives of the Orchestra of Kurmangazy in the same national dress, took the dombra and performed the beloved works.

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“This event is for residents and guests of Almaty whom we congratulate on the upcoming Dombra’s Day. For us it is a remarkable date. I am sure that the Day will please every Kazakhstan citizen, because art always makes one to feel better. I express special gratitude to the head of state for honouring the Kazakh national musical instrument – dombra. We will proudly pass it on the next generation,” said Nurgisa Dauyeshov, Director of the Orchestra of Kurmangazy.

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The works were not performed randomly, they were the beloved national hit works, inspiring music of eminent composer Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev, the 200th anniversary of whom is celebrated by Kazakhstan citizens this year.

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“Such an action is not held for the first time. There are many reasons, firstly, on the occasion of Dombra’s Day, the 20th anniversary of Astana. This year, the Orchestra turns 85, and we also celebrate the 200th anniversary of Kurmangazy, that was the reason why the orchestra’s performance mainly contained his works: Sary-Arka, Adai, Balbyrauyn, Turkesh konil ashar,” said Dauyeshov.

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For Almaty citizens, it is an unusual flash mob. Sleepy and tired faces of passengers became alive in a moment. They not only enjoyed the sounds of national works, but also heard modern works.

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“We are glad that our national traditions are not only preserved, but also become modern. It is very nice that such an orchestra performed before the people, because not always we have an opportunity to visit the theatre. The players were perfect, all of them are gifted, beautiful and smiling,” says the resident of Almaty.

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The musical surprise was organized in all stations of the underground. Passers-by covered the happening, took photos and videos.

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“The flash mob is, of course, cool. It has surprised. Speaking honestly, I have not known that July 1 was chosen as National Day of the Dombra. I have never seen before someone playing the dombra outside. When I saw them firstly I thought that the group was returning from the concert. They sat in wagons quietly, and then began to play. It is impossible to describe with words! Perfect! Such an action helps the citizens be aware of the novelties,” says the guest of the city.

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The organizers promised that such a flash mob would not be a one-time event and Kazakhstan citizens should expect for more large-scale actions from them.

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“The metro had two groups from 18 people that performed. We want many people to know about the holiday. On this occasion on July 1 Astana will hold a grandiose concert with the participation of 3000 dombra players. The women held posters, invited the citizens to the event. We also plan to present Kazakh culture abroad during tours. Therefore, in the near future, it is possible that performance of our dombra players will be heard in undergrounds of the world,” said Markhaba Sailabek.

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