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Archive for July 3rd, 2007

   Traditional music in Kazakhstan has changed few times during some historical events. Starting from the time of Shingys Khan, then 19th century which gave birth to many talented traditional singers and peformers, music changes in Soviet time till new arrangements and soundtracks of traditional music. What kind of news or some changes will be in our traditional music? What we should expect from the future?

     Today I think, traditional music is developing very well. There are lots of young people who interested in traditional music, many programms and magazines about traditional music appeared on mass media, there are some notion of young traditional musicians and many new video, audio or CD materials of traditional music appear. I hope that in the future this kind of good news will continue, will be successful and kazakh songs and kuis , great composers,and kuishies heritage of our people will be a spiritual gladness of our independent state!!!!!!!!!!!

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In Kazakhstan there is a great community of hip-hopers, but the problem is that not everyone listens to their music. And you know what, they lost a lot… Some groups are well known in Russia and countries in tyhe former USSR. But in Kazakhstan people ignore them, or say that they do not know where to look for the Kazakhstany music.

In order help them here is the link to the site where they can find all they looked for.

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If you still do not know where the hip hop culture comes from, this info is for you.

Hip hop music, also known as rap music, is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. It consists of two main components: rapping (MCing) and DJing (production and scratching). Along with hip hop dance (notably breakdancing) and urban-inspired art, or notably graffiti, these compose the four elements of hip hop culture, a cultural movement that was initiated by inner-city youth, mostly Blacks and Latinos in New York City, in the early 1970s. Though it can be referred to as an African American music, its creation and proliferation can be credited to many groups of people within the United States and around the world.Typically, hip hop music consists of rhythmic lyrics making use of techniques like assonance, alliteration, and rhyme. The rapper is accompanied by an instrumental track, usually referred to as a “beat”, performed by a DJ, created by a producer, or one or more instrumentalists. Historically, this beat has often been created using a sample of the percussion break of another song: usually funk and soul recordings have been utilized. However, in recent years, it has become more common for the beat to be built up from individual drum samples. In addition to the beat, other sounds are often sampled, synthesized, or performed. Sometimes a track can be instrumental, as a showcase of the skills of the DJ or producer.

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