21 June 2018

Nomad Way 2018. "Cultural Kurultay" to start tomorrow


There is only one day left before the opening of the International Music Festival of Nomadic Culture Nomad Way 2018. The grandiose show will go on for three days - from June 22 to June 24 in Astana in the amphitheater on the Esil river embankment. The organizers of the ethno-festival about the surprises they have prepared for the guests of this unforgettable event, reports.


 International Music Festival of Nomadic Culture Nomad Way 2018 is held with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports as a part of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Astana. The official water of the Festival is ARZU.

The general producer of Nomad Way, Zhan Kasteev, told about the uniqueness and significance of the project, as well as about the Kazakh songs in new arrangements:


"First of all, Nomad Way is a festival of nomadic culture and the Great Steppe. Since ancient times, this region in the center of Eurasia has been unifying. Since ancient times, we have always lived together, we have always had a common language, a common culture and, most importantly, the general outlook. So now, this is a "cultural kurultai" where artists living in our regions get together: our closest neighbors, sort of relatives. 19 collectives who really understand each other - not just through the music - we all speak similar languages. Our songs are also very similar in structure and ideas. "

"It is symbolic that this year many musicians will perform Kazakh folk songs - each in their own arrangement. Thanks to the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, this has finally come true: the very best ethno music bands get together again in the heart of the Eurasian continent. in regards of music it is going to be an event that is really worth going, listening and taking part. the Nomad Way is a must visit. On June 22-24, grand Festival of Nomadic Culture Nomad Way will be held on the bank of the Esil River in the very center of Astana. Don't miss it! " - Zhan Kasteev added.

"Traditionally, the guests of the Festival should expect live sound and a bright light show. In addition to the musical component, at the Festival we are going to show a series of mini-films that reflect the cultural heritage of each participating country. With the help of these videos, the audience will be able to learn a lot about the culture of nomads I would also like to mention the site where the Festival is going to be held - it's an amphitheater of incredible beauty located on the embankment of the Esil River very close to the city center. The entrance as usually is free for everybody. We are inviting all Astana residents and guests. This is going to be a great music show!" Timur Gridnev, the project director revealed the details of the program.

"Dear friends, I'm sending you me regards and inviting each of you to the International Music Festival of Nomadic Culture Nomad Way 2018! On June 22, 23 and 24, in the city of Astana in the amphitheater on the Esil embankment there will be wonderful concerts. It is Nomad Way 2018! I'm happy to announce that I, Zhassulan Kali, will be hosting the show, so let's meet in the city of Astana, in the amphitheater on the embankment of the Esil River on June 22, 23 and June 24. The entrance is free! I am looking forward to seeing you there! " - the host of Nomad Way Festival, radio host and "Zhuldyz FM" program director Zhassulan Kali said.

"We are pleased to announce that the tradition we started at the Spirit of Tengri - an online broadcast - will continue at the Nomad Way. The broadcast will begin at 17.00 on June 22, the first day of the Festival, and last until the 24th.  Those who cannot be physically present at the festival, can watch the online broadcast on and the social networks of The Spirit of Tengri. We will do our best for you to enjoy it, "- Yuri Syedin shared the director online broadcast of the festival Nomad Way.

he venue of the Nomad Way 2018 is the amphitheater on the Esil River embankment. This year, Astana residents and guests of the capital should expect three unforgettable concert days (June 22-24). The festival will feature 19 unique bands from 20 countries representing the musical culture of the Turkic and fraternal peoples. The beginning of the concerts is at 17:00. Free entrance.

On June 22-24, 19 unique bands from 20 countries representing the musical culture of the Turkic and fraternal peoples will come up on the stage of the Nomad Way 2018. Among the participants are the Huun Huur Tu group (Tuva), together with the DJ Carmen Rizzo (USA), the Svjata Vatra (Ukraine, Estonia), the performer Islam Satyrov (Stavropol Territory, Russia), the band Tilla Török Band (Hungary), the performer of throat singing Chyltys Tannagasheva (Gornaya Shoriya), the Argymak group and Zaman (Bashkortostan), the Aldaspan team, and Yedil Khussainov with the Satzhan project (Kazakhstan).

Also, the audience will enjoy the performances of Khoomei beat (Tuva), Abbos (Uzbekistan), Avesto (Tajikistan), Shono and Namgar (Buryatia), Radik Tyulush & Chalama (Tuva), BaBa Zula (Turkey), Bolot Bairyshev & Belukha Jam (Altai) , the trio "Ayarkhaan" (Yakutia) and the singer Gulzada (Kyrgyzstan).

The Spirit of Tengri is a multicultural and one of the world's largest projects in the genre of contemporary ethnic music, with a status of a national cultural brand. Its purpose is to introduce the heritage of the peoples of the Great Steppe and the whole world, uniting the most iconic representatives of contemporary ethnic musical art on the Kazakhstani land. The project was established by the National Kazakhstan Radio Tengri FM in 2012. Musicians from 70 countries and regions of the world have been on its stage.  Over these years, more than 100 thousand Kazakhstanis and guests of the country have been its visitors. The Spirit of Tengri festivals are bright colorful music shows accompanied by informational art materials and video content. Thus, they are not only entertaining but also educational.

The Spirit of Tengri concerts are bright colorful music shows, accompanied by informational art materials and video content. Thus, they are not just entertaining but also educational.

Argymak - Bur baikamys
Bolot Bairyshev - Ak Burkhan
Aldaspan - Elge qayt
Chyltys - Aba chonym
Namgar - Yundengogo
Sharapat - Kok sholaq
Nordic Namgar - My Winters Day
Tigrahaud - Arlan-kazak
Gulzada - Kurmanbek
Radik Tyulyush - Er-le Changys


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