23 June 2017
The Spirit of Astana first started under the sky of the Capital
The festival of contemporary ethnic music The Spirit of Astana was first launched in the capital of Kazakhstan, Tengrinews.kz reports. The largest musical event is taking place in the open-air format in the square in front of the Baiterek monument, the entrance is free. The project was established by the national radio station Tengri FM with the support of the Astana Akimat.
The festival opened with mesmerizing throat singing by a group of all participants of the festival. Then the audience of the capital heard the growing buzz of drums from the Almaty drums band and the beautiful vocal from Namgar.
"The f eelings are great! We were worried that there would be very few people, but the audience was huge , especially for a such festival in Astana for the first time. People pick up energy, they say they feel power. In the north people are said to be less active, but I think that with such festivals, we refute this opinion, "- a representative of Aldaspan band shared his impressions.
Then the well-known Kazakh ethno-rock band "Tigrahaud" came up on the stage. The musicians presented the audience with two versions of their songs: experimental acoustics and traditional ethno-rock variations.
A special ethno-color to the performance of the band was given by playing on national wind instruments, which, in combination with guitar riffs, started an unusual cocktail of emotions from the audience.
"It's incredible! Unbelievable feelings and energy! Even the wind did not stop us - there was such a vibe that the wind was just in time," - the leader of Tigrahaud band Daniyar Zhakiyanov shared after the performance.
“The Spirit of Astana will present a unique line-up of musicians, which the organizers specially prepared for the audience in the capital. There will be our “old guys “ who have performed at The Spirit of Tengri in Almaty, but with new programs as well as bands that will come to Kazakhstan for the first time. The program is exciting and powerful. I think the capital will welcome our work,” – said earlier Zhan Kasteev, the general producer of The Spirit of Tengri festival and the radio stations Zhyldyz FM and Tengri FM.
In total, 14 music groups will perform their music on the stage of the festival: Geo Train (Georgia); DJ Carmen Rizzo (USA); Huun Huur Tu (Tuva); Namgar (Buryatia); Ljubojna (Macedonia); Motiva Zenekar (Hungary); Argymak (Bashkortostan); Inna Zhelannaya (Russia); Tamikrest (Mali); Steppe Scape (Tuva / Buryatia / Germany); Edil Khussainov and Satzhan Project (Kazakhstan); Almaty drums (Kazakhstan); Tigrahaud (Kazakhstan): DJ Nariman Issenov, DJ Roman Bazhanov, DJ Rustam Ospanov, DJ Arsen SuperFly (Kazakhstan). With the support of Tez Tour, international tour operator.
The scene will be arranged in such a way that the concert will be seen from any point of the square. At the same there will be large LED screens installed on the sides of the stage, so that the audience could not miss a single element of the upcoming show. The admission is free.
On May 20 and 21, the fifth, anniversary festival of ethnic culture The Spirit of Tengri was held under the sky of Almaty. The festival of music united under its roof hundreds of ethno-bands from more than 30 countries and regions of the world. The Spirit of Tengri Festival is a multicultural project aimed at demonstrating the ethnic traditions of the countries of the world on the Kazakh land. The project is established by the national radio station Tengri FM. The general partner of the project supermarket chain Magnum Cash & Carry.