Last week in Kazakhkoncert it was presentation of magazine “dombyra”. It was first magazine which has direction of kazakh traditional music and dombyra. http://www.inform.kz/showarticle.php?lang=kaz&id=182342– It is written in 3 languages: Kazakh, Russian and English, that’s why this magazine should be popular among wide audience. In each magazine your can find courses of playing dombyra for beginners. According to the redactor and founder of magazine Zhasaral Ensepov, who is famous musician and composer, this magazine will be introductory book about Kazakh traditional music, its past, present and future recommended for all people. Magazine will publicize not only about Kazakh traditional music, but also about last news in modern music and world’s tendency of music. http://www.almaty.tv/?uin=1140584522&chapter=1182762292
When I was in this presentation, I noticed all famous musicians of our traditional music as Azidolla Eskaliev, Karshiga Akhmedyarov, Serzhan Shakiratov, Karima Saharbayeva, Edil Kusainov etc. First part of presentation was answers to questions of journalists and wishes of famous musicologists. Most of them asked about content of magazine and its authors, others thanks the author Zhasaral Ensepov and wished him energy, new interesting projects and prosperity to “Dombyra”. Second part was a concert of young but famous stars of Kazakhstan Estrada. They performed traditional music with new arrangements on traditional instruments as dombyra, kobyz, zhetigen, shankobyz. The most interesting was performance of Asylbek Ensepov with new electro-acoustic dombyra. It was unusual to hear traditional music in different sound and interpretation. Sometimes the sound of dombyra was similar to electro guitar; sometimes to saxophone.. How people will judge this new sound of dombyra, time will show in the future… But we wish only prosperity to this new magazine “dombyra” and new electro dombyra.