20 May 2017
The first day of The Spirit of Tengri finished with a sensual performance of Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis from Israel
The first day of the international festival of contemporary ethnic music The Spirit of Tengri ended in Almaty, the correspondent of Tengrinews.kz reports. The festival is held in the open-air format in the Abay square in front of the Republic Palace. The second part of the concert is on May 21, beginning at 17.00.
The musicians of the project Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis from Israel came last on the stage today. This band sings in Hebrew and Arabic. They flew to Kazakhstan after performing in the capital of Jordan, Amman. As the ambassador of Israel in Kazakhstan Michael Brodsky said, it happens rather rarely that the Israeli groups perform and are loved in the Arab countries.
The performance of the Israeli group was very sensual. "Our music is sensual, it's important for us to feel people, music is a free thing, music has no borders, music is love, openness." The most important is to feel what happens around and be at peace with everyone," - the band members noted. They also said that they would love to come back to Kazakhstan. "It is the first time we are in your country, and, of course, before the performance, we were terribly worried about how it would be, how everything would go." When we finished the performance, we saw how much warmth there was here, how people were looking at us, we felt a lot of energy around! " – added the musicians.
The Ambassador of Israel in Kazakhstan Michael Brodsky also shared his impressions of the festival of contemporary ethnic music The Spirit of Tengri. "The band from Israel is performing at this festival for the first time, we are very happy that the Israeli culture is represented here today. The impressions from the first day are just beautiful! This the largest festival of ethnic music in Eurasia. Whoever I spoke to everyone knows about The Spirit of Tengri. They know that it is held at a high level. It's wonderful! The musicians are happy to perform on such a platform," - the ambassador said.
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 will perform: 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 will be held with the support of the Akimat of Almaty. Technical support is provided by KZ Sound. The admission is free.