23 June 2018

"The people are absolutely happy" - Arystanbek Mukhamediuly talks about the Nomad Way 2018

Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly

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Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly marked the success of the Nomad Way Festival in Astana, reports.



"What a joy that there such wonderful music projects! I am very grateful to the authors of the projects The Spirit of Tengri, The Nomad Way, The Spirit of Dance. It is no surprise that such events are very difficult to organize. It requires a lot of attention and effort. The stage will see the most eminent performers. I am so happy that this year all the artists will play Kazakh melodies in their repertoires, which also arises great respect," Arystanbek Mukhamediuly told journalists at the Festival.


The Minister noted that Nomad Way has opened a new stage for the residents and guests of the capital. "Look at the atmosphere on the bank of the Esil! The people are absolutely happy," he remarked.


"We must honestly admit that the presence of Spirit of Tengri and Nomad Way in Astana is just the beginning, I know that they are very successful in Almaty and have their loyal fans. I'm sure that this project in Astana will have a huge success," the Minister of Culture and Sports added.


According to the Minister, each band is special and it is difficult to pick the favorites.


"At first, music seems a bit peculiar, but when they play out, they reveal all their skills, then you see the strongest musicians, for example, performance of the band Khoomei Beat from Tuva. A girl plays drums there, And she definitely shows a world-class level," the Minister added.


In the capital of Kazakhstan, there is a start of Day 2of the International Music Festival of Nomadic Culture Nomad Way 2018. Very soon the participants from different countries of the world will continue the grandiose three-day show. In the amphitheater on the embankment of the Esil River, the audience will traditional expect the high-quality live music, drive and ethnic tunes.


 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.


Today, at the open-air venue with a unique stage, the audience will have a chance to see the amazing performances of  singer Islam Sathyrov from the Stavropol Krai (Russia), the Zaman band from Bashkortostan, the Buryat group Shono, the Khoomei beat  and Radik Tyulush & Chalama group from Tuva, and a fiery Turkish band BaBa Zula .


The first day of the festival Nomad Way 2018 gave the residents of Astana performances of ethno-rock bands from Bashkortostan, Buryatia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, as well as the Kazakhstan group ALDASPAN.

The venue of the Nomad Way 2018 is the amphitheater on the Esil River embankment. You can reach it bus routes No 18, 28, 32, 37, 44, 52 and 127. (Saltanat Saray stop, Kabanbay Avenue) as well as by routes No. 12, 17, 21, 36, 46, 50, 53, 54 и107 express (Astana Park stop, Turan Avenue).

Traditionally, Nomad Way 2018 will be available online on and in the social network The Spirit of Tengri project. The live broadcast with a quality sound and a quality picture will start daily at 17.00. Online broadcasting can be viewed anywhere in the world. The ethno-festival is hosted by is Zhassulan Kali, the radio host and program director of Zhuldyz FM.


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.

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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