21 May 2017
The joint project of the Lithuanian group Marga Muzika and "Huun-Huur-Tu" have been born on the stage of The Spirit of Tengri
The Lithuanian group Marga Muzika made their debut at the anniversary festival of contemporary ethnic music The Spirit of Tengri and sang songs protected by UNESCO, Tengrinews.kz reports. In addition, the band prepared a surprise for the audience and invited to the stage a member of the Tuvan group "Huun-Huur-Tu" to sing a song together. The festival is held in the open-air format in the Abay square in front of the Republic Palace. The project was established by the national radio station Tengri FM.
The repertoire of Marga Muzika is diverse and consists of songs in Lithuanian, Latvian, Belarusian, Polish, Tuvan and many other languages. The team from Lithuania performed its new program, consisting of ten tracks, in which the musicians mixed the sound of folk and modern instruments.
Three soloists in bright national dresses, accompanied by guitars and violins, gave a powerful energy boost to the audience with their ethno-lyric and sonorous explosive repertoire. And the original names of the songs, such as "Song of the pregnant fox" and "Uta-ta-ta" instantly raised the mood to the guests. Therefore, from the very first minutes of Marga Muzika's performance, the audience could not help dancing - the second day of the anniversary festival of contemporary ethnic music The Spirit of Tengri began.
Participants of Marga Muzika noted that the distinctive feature of the festival The Spirit of Tengri is the friendly atmosphere and kindness of people. "People, the public and the whole atmosphere are very warm, we do not feel we are somewhere in another country, we are at home!" Such festivals are united by friendship, and wherever we go, people are very friendly, and here we are. We will be back, and you have amazing surroundings and mountains! It's amazing," - the musicians shared their impressions after the performance.
The band flew to the festival with the support of the Lithuanian Community in Almaty and StudioDA Studio and Design Studio. Marga Muzika was formed around the singer Laurita Pelenjute in 2009. The band involves several high-class musicians, known in Lithuania for their rock and jazz projects. This affected the musical horizons of the band.
All participants of Marga Muzika are convinced that the folklore heritage in the modern world should be preserved. The word "marga" in Russian is translated as "multi-colored", and in Hindi it means "way". Discography Marga Muzika yet includes only one album, released in 2013. However, during their visit to Kazakhstan, the musicians hope to find a performer of throat singing here to help him perform one song. It should be noted that Marga Muzika presented Lithuania at the festival for the first time. Previously, the TRAD.ATTACK group came from the Baltic to The Spirit of Tengri! From Estonia.
The Spirit of Tengri is a multicultural project aimed at demonstrating the ethnic traditions of the countries around the world on the Kazakh land. The project was stablished by the national radio station Tengri FM. Over the past four years, ethno-collectives and performers from more than 30 countries and regions of the world have taken part in the Festival.
This year in the square in front of the Republic Palace the following artists have performed: Oki Dub Ainu Band (Japan), DJ Carmen Rizzo (USA), Huun Huur Tu (Tuva), Sekou Kouyate (Guinea), Folk Project Katya Yamshchikova (Bashkortostan), Speed Caravan (France / Algeria), Robert Yuldashev & Kuraisy (Bashkortostan), Robert Yuldashev and Kuraisy (Bashkortostan), Shono (Buryatia), Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis (Israel), Marga Muzika (Lithuania), Project Almaty Drums (Kazakhstan) , "Tigrahaud" (Kazakhstan), "Aldaspan" (Kazakhstan), DJ Nariman Issenov, Arsen Superfly, Rustam Ospanoff, Roman Bazhanov (Kazakhstan).
General partner of the festival is Kaspi.kz. The event was held with the support of the Akimat of Almaty. Technical support was provided by KZ Sound. The admission was free.